Definition of proteome in English:

proteome

noun

Biology
  • The entire complement of proteins that is or can be expressed by a cell, tissue, or organism.

    ‘the analysis of the human proteome’
    • ‘A major task for the postgenomic era is to characterize the full protein complement, i.e. the proteome, for organisms.’
    • ‘The observed toxin phylogeny is, thus, consistent with both single and multiple recruitments of these proteins into the venom proteome.’
    • ‘Genome-wide surveys for simple sequences have shown that these low-complexity sequences are the most commonly shared peptide fragments in eukaryotic proteomes.’
    • ‘Thus, microarrays of an entire eukaryotic proteome can be prepared and screened for diverse biochemical activities.’
    • ‘During the past decade research in the field of molecular biology has gradually shifted from the analysis of single genes to the analysis of whole genomes, transcriptomes, and proteomes.’

Origin

1990s: blend of protein and genome.

Pronunciation

proteome

/ˈprəʊtɪəʊm/