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Etymology: muc- + protein
: any of a group of complex compounds (as mucins) containing mucopolysaccharides (as chondroitinsulfuric acid or mucoitinsulfuric acid) combined with amino acid units or polypeptides and occurring in body fluids and tissues — called also mucoid; compare glycoprotein

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/myooh'keuh proh"teen, -tee in/, n. Biochem.
a protein that yields carbohydrates as well as amino acids on hydrolysis.
[1920-25; MUCO- + PROTEIN]

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