protamine

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(prōt′ă-mēn″ )

[prot- + amine]

1. One of a class of simple proteins that are strongly basic, noncoagulable in heat, and yield diamino acids when hydrolyzed.
2. An amine isolated from spermatozoa and the spawn of fish, and named for the fish from which it is derived.
SEE: salmin(e)

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