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sim·ple pro·tein

protein that yields only α-amino acids or their derivatives by hydrolysis; for example, albumins, globulins, glutelins, prolamines, albuminoids, histones, protamines. Compare: conjugated protein.

simple protein

n.
A protein, such as a globulin or histone, that yields only amino acids upon hydrolysis.

simple protein

a protein that yields amino acids as the only or chief product of hydrolysis. The class includes albumins, globulins, glutelins, alcohol-soluble proteins, albuminoids, histones, and protamines. See also complex protein.

sim·ple pro·tein

(simp'ĕl prō'tēn)
Protein that yields only α-amino acids or their derivatives by hydrolysis, e.g., albumins, globulins, glutelins, prolamines, albuminoids, histones, protamines.
Compare: conjugated protein
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