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Meaning & Definition of Protein in English

English

Protein

/proʊtin/

noun

1. Any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells

  • Consist of polymers of amino acids
  • Essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues
  • Can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes
  • "A diet high in protein"
    synonym:
  • protein

Examples of using

Collagen is a protein that aids the joining of tissues.
Meat and eggs have a lot of protein.
Meat and eggs have a lot of protein.