Definition of protagon in US English:

protagon

noun

Biochemistry
historical
  • A fatty substance, occurring chiefly in the white matter of the brain, consisting of a mixture of cerebrosides and sphingomyelin (originally thought to be a single substance).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From German Protagon from ancient Greek πρωτο- + ἄγον, neuter present participle of ἄγειν to lead.

Pronunciation

protagon

/ˈprəʊtəɡ(ə)n/