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Webster 1913 Edition


Xanthoprotein

Xanˊtho-pro′te-in

,
Noun.
[
Xantho-
+
protein
.]
(Physiol. Chem.)
A yellow acid substance formed by the action of hot nitric acid on albuminous or proteid matter. It is changed to a deep orange-yellow color by the addition of ammonia.

Definition 2021


xanthoprotein

xanthoprotein

English

Noun

xanthoprotein (plural xanthoproteins)

  1. A protein formed when xanthoproteic acid contacts epithelial cells, indicative of inadequate safety precautions when handling nitric acid.