Synonyms
Etymology

1. glycoprotein

noun. a conjugated protein having a carbohydrate component.

Synonyms

  • conjugated protein
  • mucoid
  • CD8
  • erythropoietin
  • compound protein
  • cluster of differentiation 8
  • cluster of differentiation 4
  • CD4
  • lectin

Etymology

  • glyco- (English)
  • protein (English)

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Example sentences of the word glycoprotein


1. Noun, singular or mass
It is a glycoprotein, which means that it is is a protein that has been modified by the addition of carbohydrates.

2. Adjective
Immunoglobulins, also called antibodies, are glycoprotein molecules that make up an important part of the immune system, which is responsible for fighting off infectious disease and foreign "invasions" more generally.

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