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Meaning of chromoprotein

chro•mo•pro•tein

Pronunciation: (krō"mu-prō'tēn, -tē-in), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a protein, as hemoglobin or rhodopsin, containing a pigmented nonprotein group, such as heme, riboflavin, or retinal.
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