Definition of proteid in English:

proteid

(also proteide)

noun

Biochemistry
rare, disused
  • A proteinaceous substance, a protein. Also: a protein combined with a sugar, phosphate, metal, or other atom or group.

noun

Zoology
  • A salamander of the family Proteidae, which comprises the olm of Europe (Proteus anguinus) and the mud puppy and waterdogs of North America (genus Necturus).

adjective

Zoology
  • Belonging to or characteristic of the family Proteidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From protei- + -id, perhaps after German Proteide (frequently attributed to Felix Hoppe-Seyler, German chemist and physiologist, who used the term in 1870 in his Handbuch der physiologisch- und pathologisch-chemischen Analyse (ed. 3) iii. 215)<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Proteus, genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Proteidae, family name.

Pronunciation

proteid

/ˈprəʊtɪɪd/