metaprotein


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met·a·pro·tein

 (mĕt′ə-prō′tēn′, -prō′tē-ĭn)
n.
Any of various organic compounds that result from a reaction between an acid or alkali and a protein and are soluble in weak acids or alkalis and insoluble in neutral solutions.
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