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protean

 [pro´te-an]
changing form or assuming different shapes.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pro·te·an

(prō'tē-ăn), Do not confuse this word with protein.
Changeable in form; having the power to change body form, like the ameba.
[G. Prōteus, a god having the power to change his form]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pro·te·an

(prō'tē-ăn)
Changeable in form; having the power to change body form, like the ameba.
[G. Prōteus, a god having the power to change his form]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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