Meaning of metaprotein

met•a•pro•tein

Pronunciation: (met"u-prō'tēn, -tē-in), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a hydrolytic derivative of protein, insoluble in water but soluble in dilute acids or alkalis.
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