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Any of a group of proteins, such as casein, containing chemically bound phosphoric acid.
(Biochemistry) any of a group of conjugated proteins, esp casein, in which the protein molecule is bound to phosphoric acid
phos•pho•pro•tein(ˌfɒs foʊˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn)
a protein, as casein or ovalbumin, in which one or more hydroxyl groups of serine, threonine, or tyrosine are hydroxylated.
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protein - 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"
casein - a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives