metaprotein


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met·a·pro·tein

(met'ă-prō'tēn),
A derived protein obtained by the action of acids or alkalies, soluble in weak acids or alkalies but insoluble in neutral solutions, for example, albuminate.

metaprotein

(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.

metaprotein

A nonspecific term for a protein that is soluble in weak acids or bases, but not at a neutral pH.