protein etymology

English word protein comes from French protéine (Protein.), German Protein (Protein.)

Detailed word origin of protein

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
protéine French (fra) Protein.
Protein German (deu) Protein.
protein English (eng) (biochemistry) Any of numerous large, complex naturally-produced molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids, in which the amino acid groups are held together by peptide bonds.. (nutrition) One of three major classes of food or source of food energy (4 kcal/gram) abundant in animal-derived foods (ie: meat) and some vegetables, such as legumes. see carbohydrate and fat for [...]