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pro•tein•oid



Pronunciation: (prō'tē-noid", -tē-u-), [key]
n. Biochem.
a polymer of amino acids resembling a biological polypeptide but formed abiotically: suggested as a possible intermediate in protein development during primitive earth conditions.

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protein coatprotein synthesis

 

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