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prose
—proselike, adj. /prohz/, n., adj., v., prosed, prosing. n. 1. the ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or ...
Prose Edda.
See under Edda. * * *
prose poem
a composition written as prose but having the concentrated, rhythmic, figurative language characteristic of poetry. [1835-45] * * * Work in prose that has some of the technical ...
prosecrecy
adj. * * *
prosect
/proh sekt"/, v.t. Med. to dissect (a cadaver or part) for anatomical demonstration. [1885-90; back formation from PROSECTOR] * * *
prosector
—prosectorial /proh'sek tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. —prosectorship, n. /proh sek"teuhr/, n. 1. a person who dissects cadavers for the illustration of anatomical lectures or ...
prosecutable
See prosecute. * * *
prosecute
—prosecutable, adj. —prosecutability, n. /pros"i kyooht'/, v., prosecuted, prosecuting. v.t. 1. Law. a. to institute legal proceedings against (a person). b. to seek to ...
prosecuting attorney
(sometimes caps.) the public officer in a county, district, or other jurisdiction charged with carrying on the prosecution in criminal proceedings. [1825-35] * * *
Prosecuting the President
▪ 2000       On Jan. 7, 1999, the U.S. Senate convened as a court to try articles of impeachment against Democratic Pres. Bill Clinton. It was only the second time in ...
prosecutingattorney
pros·e·cut·ing attorney (prŏsʹĭ-kyo͞o'tĭng) n. Abbr. PA or Pros. Atty. A lawyer empowered to prosecute cases on behalf of a government and its people. Also called ...
prosecution
/pros'i kyooh"sheuhn/, n. 1. Law. a. the institution and carrying on of legal proceedings against a person. b. the body of officials by whom such proceedings are instituted and ...
prosecutor
/pros"i kyooh'teuhr/, n. 1. Law. a. See prosecuting attorney. b. a person, as a complainant or chief witness, instigating prosecution in a criminal proceeding. 2. a person who ...
prosecutorial
/pros'i kyoo tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. of or pertaining to a prosecutor or prosecution: prosecutorial zeal. [1970-75; PROSECUTOR + -IAL] * * *
prosecutory
/pros"euh kyoo tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. of, pertaining to, or concerned with prosecution. [PROSECUTE + -ORY1] * * *
proselyte
—proselyter, n. /pros"euh luyt'/, n., v., proselyted, proselyting. n. 1. a person who has changed from one opinion, religious belief, sect, or the like, to another; ...
proselyter
See proselyte. * * *
proselytical
See proselytism. * * *
proselytism
—proselytical /pros'euh lit"i keuhl/, adj. /pros"euh li tiz'euhm, -luy-/, n. 1. the act or fact of becoming a proselyte; conversion. 2. the state or condition of a ...
proselytization
See proselytize. * * *
proselytize
—proselytistic /pros'euh li tis"tik, -luy-/, adj. —proselytization, n. —proselytizer, n. /pros"euh li tuyz'/, v.t., v.i., proselytized, proselytizing. to convert or attempt ...
proselytizer
See proselytization. * * *
proseminar
/proh sem"euh nahr'/, n. Educ. a course conducted in the manner of a seminar for graduate students but often open to advanced undergraduates. [1920-25, Amer.; PRO-1 + SEMINAR] * ...
prosencephalic
See prosencephalon. * * *
prosencephalon
—prosencephalic /pros'en seuh fal"ik/, adj. /pros'en sef"euh lon', -leuhn/, n., pl. prosencephalas, prosencephala /-leuh/. Anat. the forebrain. [1840-50; < NL < Gk prós(o) ...
prosenchyma
—prosenchymatous /pros'eng kim"euh teuhs/, adj. /pros eng"keuh meuh/, n. Bot. the tissue characteristic of the woody and bast portions of plants, consisting typically of long, ...
prosenchymatous
See prosenchyma. * * *
prosepoem
prose poem n. A prose work that has poetic characteristics such as vivid imagery and concentrated expression. * * *
proser
/proh'zeuhr/, n. 1. a person who talks or writes in prose. 2. a person who talks or writes in a dull or tedious fashion. [1620-30; PROSE + -ER1] * * *
Proserpina
/proh serr"peuh neuh/, n. Persephone. Also, Proserpine /proh serr"peuh nee/. * * *
prosily
See prosy. * * *
prosimian
/proh sim"ee euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the primate suborder Prosimii, characterized by nocturnal habits, a long face with a moist snout, prominent whiskers, large ...
prosiness
See prosily. * * *
prosit
Eng. /proh"sit, -zit/, interj. (used as a toast to wish good health to one's drinking companions). Also, prost. [1840-50; < G < L: lit., may it benefit, 3rd person sing. pres. ...
proskomide
/prddaws kaw'mee dhee"/; Eng. /pros"keuh muyd'/, n. Gk. Orth. Ch. prothesis (def. 2a). [ < Gk proskomidé oblation, equiv. to pros- toward + komidé conveyance, a bringing to a ...
Proskurov
Russ. /prddu skooh"rddeuhf/, n. former name of Khmelnitsky. * * *
Prosky, Robert
▪ 2009       American actor born Dec. 13, 1930, Philadelphia, Pa. died Dec. 8, 2008, Washington, D.C. was an accomplished and prolific actor who appeared in dozens of ...
proslave
adj. * * *
proslavery
—proslaver, n. —proslaveryism, n. /proh slay"veuh ree, -slayv"ree/, adj. 1. favoring slavery. 2. U.S. Hist. favoring the continuance of the institution of slavery of blacks, ...
proso
☆ proso [prō′sō ] n. 〚Russ〛 MILLET (sense 1a) * * *
prosobranch
▪ gastropod       any snail of the subclass Prosobranchia, class Gastropoda. Most of these roughly 20,000 snail species are marine; a few live on land or in fresh water. ...
prosodic
prosodic [prō säd′ik] adj. of, or according to the principles of, prosody: also prosodical prosodically adv. * * * See prosody. * * *
prosodically
See prosodic. * * *
prosodist
/pros"euh dist/, n. an expert in prosody. [1770-80; PROSOD(Y) + -IST] * * *
prosody
—prosodic /preuh sod"ik/, prosodical, adj. /pros"euh dee/, n. 1. the science or study of poetic meters and versification. 2. a particular or distinctive system of metrics and ...
prosoma
—prosomal, adj. /proh soh"meuh/, n., pl. prosomas, prosomata /-meuh teuh/. Zool. an anterior body region, esp. the arthropod cephalothorax. [1870-75; < NL; see PRO-2, -SOMA] * ...
prosomal
See prosoma. * * *
prosopagnosia
prosopagnosia [prō΄sō pag nō′sē ə, prō΄sō pag nō′zē ə] n. a type of agnosia in which a person cannot recognize familiar faces * * *
prosopographical
See prosopography. * * *
prosopography
prosopography [präs΄ə päg′rə fē] n. the study of careers, esp. of individuals linked by family, economic, social, or political relationships prosopographical [präs΄ə ...
prosopopeia
pro·so·po·pe·ia also pro·so·po·poe·ia (prə-sō'pə-pēʹə) n. 1. A figure of speech in which an absent or imaginary person is represented as speaking. 2. See ...
prosopopoeia
—prosopopoeial, adj. /proh soh'peuh pee"euh/, n. Rhet. 1. personification, as of inanimate things. 2. a figure of speech in which an imaginary, absent, or deceased person is ...
prosopyle
/pros"euh puyl'/, n. (in sponges) a pore through which water is drawn from the outside into one of the saclike chambers formed by the evagination of the body wall. Cf. ...
prospect
—prospectless, adj. —prospector /pros"pek teuhr, preuh spek"teuhr/, n. /pros"pekt/, n. 1. Usually, prospects. a. an apparent probability of advancement, success, profit, ...
Prospect Heights
a town in N Illinois. 11,808. * * *
prospecting
▪ mining       search for economically exploitable mineral deposits (mineral deposit). Until the 20th century prospecting involved roaming likely areas on foot looking ...
prospective
—prospectively, adv. —prospectiveness, n. /preuh spek"tiv/, adj. 1. of or in the future: prospective earnings. 2. potential, likely, or expected: a prospective ...
prospectively
See prospective. * * *
prospector
☆ prospector [präs′pek΄tər ] n. 〚LL, one who looks out〛 a person who prospects for valuable ores, oil, etc. * * * pros·pec·tor (prŏsʹpĕk'tər) n. One who ...
prospectus
/preuh spek"teuhs/, n., pl. prospectuses. 1. a document describing the major features of a proposed literary work, project, business venture, etc., in enough detail so that ...
prosper
/pros"peuhr/, v.i. 1. to be successful or fortunate, esp. in financial respects; thrive; flourish. v.t. 2. Archaic. to make successful or fortunate. [1425-75; late ME prosperen < ...
Prosper of Aquitaine, Saint
▪ Christian polemicist Latin  Prosper Tiro   born c. 390, Lemovices, Aquitania died c. 463, probably Rome; feast day July 7       early Christian polemicist famous ...
prosperity
/pro sper"i tee/, n., pl. prosperities. 1. a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, esp. in financial respects; good fortune. 2. prosperities, prosperous ...
Prospero
/pros"peuh roh'/, n. (in Shakespeare's The Tempest) the exiled Duke of Milan, who is a magician. * * * ▪ satellite       first of four X-3 satellites orbited by Great ...
prosperous
—prosperously, adv. —prosperousness, n. /pros"peuhr euhs/, adj. 1. having or characterized by financial success or good fortune; flourishing; successful: a prosperous ...
prosperously
See prosperous. * * *
prosperousness
See prosperously. * * *
prosphora
Gk. /prddaws"faw rddah/; Eng. /pros"feuh rah', -feuhr euh/, n. Eastern Ch. antidoron. [1870-75; < Gk prosphorá an offering, lit., a bringing to, applying, equiv. to pros- toward ...
prosphoron
Gk. /prddaws"faw rddawn/; Eng. /pros"feuh ron', -feuhr euhn/, n. Eastern Ch. an uncut loaf of altar bread before it is consecrated. [ < Gk prósphoron, n. use of neut. of ...
pross
pross1 —prosser, n. —prossy, adj. /pros/, v.i. Scot. and North Eng. to exhibit pride or haughtiness; put on airs. [perh. Scots var., in v. use, of PROWESS] pross2 /pros/, n. ...
Prosser
/pros"euhr/, n. Gabriel, 1775?-1800, U.S. leader of unsuccessful slave revolt. * * *
prost
/prohst/, interj. prosit. [by contr.] * * *
prostacyclin
/pros'teuh suy"klin/, n. Biochem. a prostaglandin, C20H32O5, that specifically inhibits the formation of blood clots. [1975-80; PROSTA(TE) + CYCL(IC) + -IN2, on the model of ...
prostaglandin
/pros'teuh glan"din/, n. 1. Biochem. any of a class of unsaturated fatty acids that are involved in the contraction of smooth muscle, the control of inflammation and body ...
prostas
/proh"stas/, n., pl. prostades /proh stay"deez/. 1. (in classical architecture) an antechamber or vestibule. 2. (in a classical temple) the area included between parastades. [ < ...
prostasis
/proh stay"sis/, n., pl. prostases /-seez/. (in a classical temple) a pronaos or prostas before a cella. [ < Gk próstasis; see PRO-2, STASIS] * * *
prostate
/pros"tayt/, Anat. adj. 1. Also, prostatic /pro stat"ik/. of or pertaining to the prostate gland. n. 2. See prostate gland. [1640-50; < NL prostata < Gk prostátes one standing ...
prostate cancer
Malignant tumour of the prostate gland. Prostate cancer commonly occurs in men over age 50. Symptoms include frequent or painful urination, blood in the urine, sexual ...
prostate gland
Anat. an organ that surrounds the urethra of males at the base of the bladder, comprising a muscular portion, which controls the release of urine, and a glandular portion, which ...
prostate-specificantigen
pros·tate-spe·cif·ic antigen (prŏsʹtāt'spĭ-sĭfʹĭk) n. Abbr. PSA A protease secreted by the epithelial cells of the prostate gland. Serum levels are elevated in patients ...
prostatectomy
/pros'teuh tek"teuh mee/, n., pl. prostatectomies. Surg. excision of part or all of the prostate gland. [1885-90; PROSTATE + -ECTOMY] * * *
prostategland
prostate gland n. A gland in male mammals surrounding the urethra at the base of the bladder that controls release of urine from the bladder and secretes a fluid which is a major ...
prostatic
See prostate. * * *
prostatic disorder
Abnormality or disease of the prostate gland. About half of all men over 60 have some nonmalignant enlargement, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The gland may eventually ...
prostatic utricle
Anat. a small pouch near the prostate gland that opens into the urethra. [1920-25] * * *
prostatism
/pros"teuh tiz'euhm/, n. symptoms of prostate disorder, esp. obstructed urination, arising from benign enlargement or chronic disease of the prostate gland. [1895-1900; PROSTATE ...
prostatitis
/pros'teuh tuy"tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the prostate gland. [PROSTATE + -ITIS] * * *
prostato-
prostato- [präs′tə tō] combining form prostate gland: also, before a vowel, prostat- * * *
Prostějov
▪ Czech Republic German  Prossnitz         town, south-central Czech Republic, just southwest of Olomouc, in the farming region of the Haná Valley. Founded in the ...
prosternum
—prosternal, adj. /proh sterr"neuhm/, n., pl. prosterna /-neuh/, prosternums. the ventral sclerite of the prothorax of an insect. [1820-30; < NL; see PRO-1, STERNUM] * * *
prosthesis
—prosthetic /pros thet"ik/, adj. —prosthetically, adv. /pros thee"sis/ for 1; /pros"theuh sis/ for 2, n., pl. prostheses /-seez/ for 1; /-seez'/ for 2. 1. a device, either ...
prosthetic
prosthetic [präs thet′ik] adj. 1. of a prothesis or prosthetics 2. Chem. designating or of any of a number of nonprotein compounds when combined chemically with a protein ...
prosthetic dentistry
prosthodontics. * * *
prosthetic group
Biochem. the nonprotein acid constituent of a conjugate protein, as the heme group of hemoglobin. [1895-1900] * * *
prosthetically
See prosthetic. * * *
prostheticgroup
prosthetic group n. The nonprotein component of a conjugated protein, as the heme group in hemoglobin. * * *
prosthetics
/pros thet"iks/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) 1. the branch of surgery or of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing parts with artificial structures. Cf. ...
prosthetist
/pros"thi tist/, n. a person skilled in making or fitting prosthetic devices. [1900-05; PROSTHET(ICS) + -IST] * * *
prosthion
—prosthionic, adj. /pros"thee on'/, n. Craniom. the most forward projecting point of the anterior surface of the upper jaw, in the midsagittal plane. [1920-25; < Gk prósthion, ...
prosthodontia
pros·tho·don·tia (prŏs'thə-dŏnʹshə) n. Prosthodontics.   [prosthesis + -odontia.] * * *
prosthodontic
See prosthodontics. * * *
prosthodontics
/pros'theuh don"tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of dentistry that deals with the restoration and maintenance of oral function by the replacement of missing teeth and ...
prosthodontist
/pros'theuh don"tist/, n. a specialist in prosthodontics. [1915-20; PROSTHODONT(ICS) + -IST] * * *
prostie
/pros"tee/, n. Slang. a prostitute. [PROST(ITUTE) + -IE] * * *
Prostigmin
/proh stig"min/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of neostigmine. * * *
prostitute
—prostitutor, n. /pros"ti tooht', -tyooht'/, n., v., prostituted, prostituting. n. 1. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; whore; harlot. 2. a man who engages ...
prostitution
/pros'ti tooh"sheuhn, -tyooh"-/, n. 1. the act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse for money. 2. base or unworthy use, as of talent or ability. [1545-55; < LL ...
prostitutor
See prostitute. * * *
prostomial
See prostomium. * * *
prostomiate
/proh stoh"mee ayt'/, adj. having a prostomium. [1885-90; PROSTOMI(UM) + -ATE1] * * *
prostomium
—prostomial, adj. /proh stoh"mee euhm/, n., pl. prostomia /-mee euh/. the unsegmented, preoral portion of the head of certain lower invertebrates. [1865-70; < NL < Gk ...
prostoon
/proh stoh"on/, n., pl. prostoa /-stoh"euh/. (in classical architecture) a portico. [ < Gk próstoon; see PRO-2, STOA] * * *
prostrate
—prostrative /pros"treuh tiv/, adj. —prostrator, n. /pros"trayt/, v., prostrated, prostrating, adj. v.t. 1. to cast (oneself) face down on the ground in humility, submission, ...
prostration
/pro stray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of prostrating. 2. the state of being prostrated. 3. extreme mental or emotional depression or dejection: nervous prostration. 4. extreme ...
prostrator
See prostrate. * * *
prostrike
adj. * * *
prostyle
/proh"stuyl/, Archit. adj. 1. (of a classical temple) having a portico on the front with the columns in front of the antae. n. 2. a prostyle building or portico. [1690-1700; ...
prosubscription
adj. * * *
prosubstitution
adj. * * *
prosuffrage
adj. * * *
prosupervision
adj. * * *
prosupport
adj. * * *
prosurgical
adj. * * *
prosurrender
adj. * * *
prosy
—prosily, adv. —prosiness, n. /proh"zee/, adj., prosier, prosiest. 1. of the nature of or resembling prose. 2. prosaic; dull, tedious, wearisome, or commonplace. [1805-15; ...
prosyllogism
/proh sil"euh jiz'euhm/, n. Logic. a syllogism the conclusion of which is used as a premise of another syllogism; any of the syllogisms included in a polysyllogism except the ...
prosyndicalist
n., adj. * * *
Prot
Prot abbrev. Protestant * * *
prot-
var. of proto- before a vowel: protamine. * * *
Prot.
Protestant. * * *
protactinium
/proh'tak tin"ee euhm/, n. Chem. a radioactive, metallic element. Symbol: Pa; at. no.: 91. Also, protoactinium. [1915-20; PROT- + ACTINIUM] * * * ▪ chemical element  (Pa), ...
protactinium-231–thorium-230 dating
▪ geology       method of age determination that makes use of the quantities of certain protactinium and thorium isotopes in a marine sediment. Protactinium and ...
protagonist
—protagonism, n. /proh tag"euh nist/, n. 1. the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work. 2. a proponent for or advocate of a political cause, ...
Protagoras
—Protagorean /proh tag'euh ree"euhn/, adj. —Protagoreanism, n. /proh tag"euhr euhs/, n. c480-c421 B.C., Greek Sophist philosopher. * * * born 485, Abdera, Greece died с 410 ...
Protagorean
See Protagoras. * * *
protamine
/proh"teuh meen', pro tam"in/, n. Biochem. any of a group of arginine-rich, strongly basic proteins that are not coagulated by heat, occurring primarily in the sperm of ...
protandrous
pro·tan·drous (prō-tănʹdrəs) adj. Of or relating to a flower in which the anthers release their pollen before the stigma of the same flower is receptive.   pro·tanʹdry ...
protandry
See protandrous. * * *
protanomaly
—protanomalous, adj. /proht'n om"euh lee/, n. Ophthalm. a defect of vision characterized by a diminished response of the retina to red. [1935-40; PROT- + ANOMALY] * * *
protanopia
—protanopic /proht'n op"ik/, adj. /proht'n oh"pee euh/, n. Ophthalm. a defect of vision in which the retina fails to respond to red or green. [1900-05; < NL; see PROT-, AN-1, ...
protanopic
See protanopia. * * *
protariff
adj. * * *
protasis
/prot"euh sis/, n., pl. protases /-seez'/. 1. the clause expressing the condition in a conditional sentence, in English usually beginning with if. Cf. apodosis. 2. the first part ...
protatic
See protasis. * * *
protax
adj. * * *
protaxation
adj. * * *
prote-
prote- pref. Variant of proteo-. * * *
protea
protea [prōt′ē ə] n. any of a genus (Protea) of mostly tropical, evergreen shrubs and small trees of the protea family, with very large, colorful flowers resembling ...
Proteales
▪ plant order  the protea order of dicotyledonous flowering plants, with 3 families, 82 genera, and a little more than 1,600 species. Along with Buxales, Gunnerales, ...
protean
—proteanism, n. /proh"tee euhn, proh tee"-/, adj. 1. readily assuming different forms or characters; extremely variable. 2. changeable in shape or form, as an amoeba. 3. (of an ...
protease
/proh"tee ays', -ayz'/, n. Biochem. any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolytic degradation of proteins or polypeptides to smaller amino acid polymers. [1900-05; ...
protease inhibitor
protease inhibitor n. a class of synthetic, antiviral drugs that limit or block the production of protease enzymes, which are essential in the reproductive cycle of the AIDS ...
proteaseinhibitor
protease inhibitor n. An anti-HIV drug that blocks the action of the enzyme protease, which is needed for viral replication. * * *
protect
—protectible, protectable, adj. —protectibility, protectability, n. /preuh tekt"/, v.t. 1. to defend or guard from attack, invasion, loss, annoyance, insult, etc.; cover or ...
protectant
/preuh tek"teuhnt/, n. a substance, as a chemical spray, that provides protection, as against insects, frost, rust, etc.; protective agent. [1660-70, for an earlier sense; ...
protected tenancy
➡ Rent Act * * *
protectedsex
pro·tect·ed sex (prə-tĕkʹtĭd) n. Sexual activity in which a condom or similar device is used to minimize the risk of pregnancy or of spreading or contracting a sexually ...
protectee
/proh'tek tee", preuh tek-/, n. a person, as a head of state, for whom official protection is provided. [1595-1605; PROTECT + -EE] * * *
protecter
pro·tect·er (prə-tĕkʹtər) n. Variant of protector. * * *
protecting
—protectingly, adv. —protectingness, n. /preuh tek"ting/, adj. providing protection or shelter. [1620-30; PROTECT + -ING2] * * *
protectingly
See protect. * * *
protection
—protectional, adj. /preuh tek"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of protecting or the state of being protected; preservation from injury or harm. 2. a thing, person, or group that ...
protectional
See protection. * * *
protectionism
—protectionist, n., adj. —protectionistic, adj. /preuh tek"sheuh niz'euhm/, n. 1. Econ. the theory, practice, or system of fostering or developing domestic industries by ...
protectionist
See protectionism. * * *
protective
—protectively, adv. —protectiveness, n. /preuh tek"tiv/, adj. 1. having the quality or function of protecting: a protective covering. 2. tending to protect. 3. Econ. of, ...
protective colloid
Physical Chem. a lyophilic colloid added to a lyophobic sol to lessen its sensitivity to the precipitating effect of an electrolyte. [1905-10] * * *
protective coloration
coloration or anything likened to it that eliminates or reduces visibility or conspicuousness. [1890-95] * * *
protective custody
detention of a person by the police solely as protection against a possible attack or reprisal by someone. [1935-40] * * *
protective slope
a slope given to a yard or the like to drain surface water away from a building. * * *
protective system
Econ. protectionism (def. 1). [1810-20] * * *
protectively
See protective. * * *
protectiveness
See protectively. * * *
protector
—protectoral, adj. —protectorless, adj. —protectorship, n. /preuh tek"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that protects; defender; guardian. 2. Eng. Hist. a. a person in charge ...
protectoral
See protector. * * *
protectorate
/preuh tek"teuhr it/, n. 1. the relation of a strong state toward a weaker state or territory that it protects and partly controls. 2. a state or territory so protected. 3. the ...
protectorship
See protectoral. * * *
protectory
/preuh tek"teuh ree/, n., pl. protectories. an institution for the care of destitute or delinquent children. [1650-60; PROTECT + -ORY2] * * *
protectress
/proh tek"tris/, n. a woman who guards or defends someone or something; protector. [1560-70; PROTECT(O)R + -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
protégé
/proh"teuh zhay', proh'teuh zhay"/, n. a person under the patronage, protection, or care of someone interested in his or her career or welfare. [1780-90; < F, n. use of ptp. of ...
protégée
/proh"teuh zhay', proh'teuh zhay"/, n. a woman under the patronage, protection, or care of someone interested in her career or welfare. [1770-80; < F, fem. of protégé ...
protei
pro·te·i (prōʹtē-ī') n. Plural of proteus. * * *
proteid
proteid [prō′tē id] n. rare var. of PROTEIN * * * pro·te·id (prōʹtē-ĭd) n. A protein. No longer in scientific use. * * *
protein
—proteinaceous /proh'tee nay"sheuhs, -tee i nay"-/, proteinic, proteinous, adj. /proh"teen, -tee in/, n. 1. Biochem. any of numerous, highly varied organic molecules ...
protein coat
Microbiol. capsid. * * *
protein concentrate
▪ dietary supplement       a human or animal dietary supplement that has a very high protein content and is extracted or prepared from vegetable or animal matter. The ...
protein synthesis
Biochem. the process by which amino acids are linearly arranged into proteins through the involvement of ribosomal RNA, transfer RNA, messenger RNA, and various enzymes. * * *
proteinaceous
proteinaceous [pro΄tē nā′shəs, prōtē ə nā′shəs] adj. of, having to do with, or resembling protein * * * See protein. * * *
proteinase
/proh"tee nays', -nayz', -tee i-/, n. Biochem. any of a group of enzymes that are capable of hydrolyzing proteins. [1925-30; PROTEIN + -ASE] * * *
proteinic
See proteinaceous. * * *
proteinoid
/proh"tee noyd', -tee euh-/, n. Biochem. a polymer of amino acids resembling a biological polypeptide but formed abiotically: suggested as a possible intermediate in protein ...
proteinous
See proteinaceous. * * *
proteinuria
/proh'tee noor"ee euh, -nyoor"-, -tee euh-/, n. Pathol. the presence of abnormally large amounts of protein in the urine, usually resulting from kidney disease but sometimes from ...
protem
pro tem (prō tĕmʹ) adv. Pro tempore. * * *
protempore
pro tem·po·re (prō tĕmʹpə-rē) adv. For the time being; temporarily.   [Latin prō tempore: prō, for + tempore, ablative of tempus, time.] * * *
protend
/proh tend"/, Archaic. v.t. 1. to stretch forth. 2. to extend in duration. v.i. 3. to stretch forward. [1400-50; late ME protenden < L protendere to stretch out, extend, equiv. ...
protensive
—protensively, adv. /proh ten"siv/, adj. Archaic. extended in dimension or extended in time. [1635-45; < L protens(us) (ptp. of protendere to PROTEND) + -IVE, on the model of ...
proteo-
proteo- [prōt′ē ō] combining form protein [proteoclastic]: also, before a vowel, prote- * * * proteo- or prote- pref. Protein: proteolysis.   [From protein.] * * *
proteoclastic
proteoclastic [prōt΄ē ō klas′tik] adj. 〚
proteoglycan
/proh'tee oh gluy"kan/, n. Biochem. a macromolecule composed of a polysaccharide joined to a polypeptide and forming the ground substance of connective tissue. [1969; PROTE(IN) + ...
proteolysis
—proteolytic /proh'tee euh lit"ik/, adj. /proh'tee ol"euh sis/, n. Biochem. the breaking down of proteins into simpler compounds, as in digestion. [1875-80; proteo- (comb. form ...
proteolytic
pro·te·o·lyt·ic (prō'tē-ə-lĭtʹĭk) adj. Relating to, characterized by, or promoting proteolysis.   pro'te·o·lytʹi·cal·ly adv. * * *
proteolytic enzyme
▪ enzyme also called  Proteinase,         any of a group of enzymes that break the long chainlike molecules of proteins into shorter fragments (peptides) and ...
proteolytically
See proteolytic. * * *
proteose
/proh"tee ohs'/, n. Biochem. any of a class of soluble compounds derived from proteins by the action of the gastric juices, pancreatic juices, etc. [1885-90; PROTE(IN) + -OSE2] * ...
protero-
a combining form meaning "earlier," "before," "former," used in the formation of compound words: proterotype. Also, esp. before a vowel, proter-. Cf. proto-. [ < Gk, comb. form ...
proterotype
/prot"euhr euh tuyp', proh"teuhr-/, n. a primary type. [PROTERO- + TYPE] * * *
Proterozoic
/prot'euhr euh zoh"ik, proh'teuhr-/, Geol. adj. 1. noting or pertaining to the latter half of the Precambrian Era, from about 2.5 billion to 570 million years ago, characterized ...
Proterozoic Eon
Younger of the two divisions of Precambrian time, from 2. 5 billion to 543 million years ago. Proterozoic rocks have been identified on all the continents and often constitute ...
Protesilaus
▪ Greek mythology       Greek mythological hero in the Trojan War, leader of the force from Phylace and other Thessalian cities west of the Pegasaean Gulf. Though aware ...
protest
—protestable, adj. —protester, protestor, n. —protestingly, adv. —protestive, adj. n. /proh"test/; v. /preuh test", proh"test/, n. 1. an expression or declaration of ...
protest flag
a flag hoisted by a racing yacht to advise the judges of a violation of the rules by another yacht. * * *
protest vote
a ballot cast for a candidate with a minimal chance of winning, to register dislike for the other candidates. [1970-75] * * *
Protestant
/prot"euh steuhnt/ or, for 4, 6, /preuh tes"teuhnt/, n. 1. any Western Christian who is not an adherent of a Catholic, Anglican, or Eastern Church. 2. an adherent of any of those ...
Protestant Church in The Netherlands
▪ Dutch Protestant church Dutch  Protestantse Kerk in Nederland        united Christian church, largest Protestant church in The Netherlands, formed in the merger of ...
Protestant Episcopal Church
➡ Episcopal Church. * * *
Protestant Episcopal Church.
See Episcopal Church in America. * * *
Protestant ethic
Protestant ethic n. WORK ETHIC: also Protestant work ethic * * * Value attached to hard work, thrift, and self-discipline under certain Protestant doctrines, particularly those ...
Protestant ethic.
See work ethic. Also called Protestant work ethic. [1925-30] * * *
Protestant Heritage
Introduction       Protestantism originated in the 16th-century Reformation, and its basic doctrines, in addition to those of the ancient Christian creeds, are ...
Protestant Orthodoxy
▪ religion also called  Protestant Scholasticism        phase of orthodoxy that characterized both Lutheran (Lutheranism) and Reformed theology after the 16th-century ...
Protestant Reformation
reformation (def. 2). * * *
Protestant Union
▪ German military alliance also called  Evangelical Union  or  Union of Auhausen,  German  Protestantische Union,  Evangelische Union,  or  Union von ...
ProtestantEpiscopal Church
Protestant Episcopal Church n. The Episcopal Church. * * *
Protestantism
/prot"euh steuhn tiz'euhm/, n. 1. the religion of Protestants. 2. the Protestant churches collectively. 3. adherence to Protestant principles. [1640-50; PROTESTANT + -ISM] * * ...
Protestantize
/prot"euh steuhn tuyz'/, v.t., Protestantized, Protestantizing. to convert or cause to conform to Protestantism. Also, esp. Brit., Protestantise. [1825-35; PROTESTANT + -IZE] * * ...
protestation
/prot'euh stay"sheuhn, proh'teuh-, -te-/, n. 1. the act of protesting or affirming. 2. a solemn or earnest declaration or affirmation. 3. formal expression or declaration of ...
protester
See protest. * * *
protestingly
See protester. * * *
Proteus
/proh"tee euhs, -tyoohs/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a sea god, son of Oceanus and Tethys, noted for his ability to assume different forms and to prophesy. 2. a person or thing that ...
Protevangelium of James
▪ pseudepigraphal work       pseudepigraphal (noncanonical and unauthentic) work written about the mid-2nd century AD to enhance the role of Mary, the mother of Jesus, ...
prothalamion
/proh'theuh lay"mee on', -euhn/, n., pl. prothalamia /-mee euh/. a song or poem written to celebrate a marriage. [1597; PRO-2 + (EPI)THALAMION; coined by Edmund Spenser] * * *
prothalamium
/proh'theuh lay"mee euhm/, n., pl. prothalamia /-mee euh/. prothalamion. * * *
prothallial
See prothallus. * * *
prothallium
—prothallial, prothallic, prothalline /proh thal"een, -uyn/, adj. —prothalloid, adj. /proh thal"ee euhm/, n., pl. prothallia /-thal"ee euh/. 1. Bot. the gametophyte of ferns ...
prothallus
/proh thal"euhs/, n., pl. prothalli /-thal"uy/. Bot. prothallium. [1850-55; < NL; see PRO-, THALLUS] * * *
prothesis
—prothetic /preuh thet"ik/, adj. —prothetically, adv. /proth"euh sis/, n., pl. protheses /-seez'/ for 2b, c, 3. 1. the addition of a sound or syllable at the beginning of a ...
prothetic
See prothesis. * * *
prothetically
See prothetic. * * *
prothonotarial
See prothonotary. * * *
prothonotary
—prothonotarial /proh thon'euh tair"ee euhl, proh'theuh noh tair"-/, adj. /proh thon"euh ter'ee, proh'theuh noh"teuh ree/, n., pl. prothonotaries. 1. a chief clerk or official ...
prothonotary apostolic
pl. prothonotaries apostolic. a member of the first college of prelates of the Roman Curia. [1545-55] * * *
prothonotary warbler
a wood warbler, Protonotaria citrea, of the eastern U.S., having an orange-yellow head and underparts, and bluish-gray wings and tail. [1780-90, Amer.; so called because its ...
prothonotarywarbler
prothonotary warbler n. A small North American bird (Protonotaria citrea) having a deep yellow head and breast and inhabiting wooded swamps.   [Probably from the bright yellow ...
prothoracic
See prothorax. * * *
prothoracic gland
either of a pair of endocrine glands in the anterior thorax of some insects, functioning to promote the series of molts from hatching to adulthood. [1885-90] * * *
prothoracicgland
prothoracic gland n. Either of a pair of endocrine glands located in the prothorax of certain insects and regulating molting. * * *
prothorax
—prothoracic /proh'thaw ras"ik, -thoh-/, adj. /proh thawr"aks, -thohr"-/, n., pl. prothoraxes, prothoraces /-thawr"euh seez', -thohr"-/. the anterior division of the thorax of ...
prothrombin
/proh throm"bin/, n. Biochem. a plasma protein involved in blood coagulation that on activation by factors in the plasma is converted to thrombin. Also called ...
protist
—protistan /proh tis"teuhn/, adj., n. —protistic, adj. /proh"tist/, n. any of various one-celled organisms, classified in the kingdom Protista, that are either free-living or ...
Protista
/proh tis"teuh/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Biol. a taxonomic kingdom comprising the protists. [1875-80; < NL; see PROTIST] * * *
protistan
See protist. * * *
protistology
—protistological /proh tis'tl oj"i keuhl/, adj. —protistologist, n. /proh'ti stol"euh jee/, n. the biology of the Protista. [1910-15; PROTIST + -O- + -LOGY] * * *
protium
/proh"tee euhm, -shee euhm/, n. Chem. the lightest and most common isotope of hydrogen. Symbol: H1 [1930-35; PROT- + -IUM] * * * ▪ isotope       isotope of hydrogen ...
proto-
a combining form meaning "first," "foremost," "earliest form of," used in the formation of compound words (protomartyr; protolithic; protoplasm), specialized in chemical ...
Proto-Algonquian
/proh'toh al gong"kee euhn, -kwee euhn/, n. the unattested parent language from which the Algonquian languages are descended. * * *
Proto-Corinthian style
▪ Greek art        Greek pottery style that flourished at Corinth during the Oriental period (c. 725–c. 600 BC). Proto-Corinthian pottery, most of which is miniature ...
proto-Doric
/proh'toh dawr"ik, -dor"-/, adj. of or pertaining to architecture, as in certain Egyptian tombs, supposedly anticipating the Grecian Doric order. [1875-80] * * *
Proto-Dravidian consonants
▪ Table Proto-Dravidian consonants labial dental alveolar retroflex palatal velar obstruents p t e6f; e6d; c k nasals m n e47; ñ laterals l ...
proto-Elamite
/proh'toh ee"leuh muyt'/, n. the indigenous script of Elam, found on inscriptions and tablets from the fourth millennium B.C. * * *
proto-form
/proh"toh fawrm'/, n. Ling. a hypothetical linguistic form reconstructed as an element of a protolanguage. [1960-65] * * *
Proto-Geometric style
Visual art style of ancient Greece that signaled the reawakening of technical proficiency and conscious creative spirit after the collapse of the Minoan and Mycenaean ...
Proto-Germanic
/proh'toh jeuhr man"ik/, n. 1. the unattested prehistoric parent language of the Germanic languages; Germanic. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Proto-Germanic. * * *


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