There are 2 definitions of Proteus in English:

Proteus

Line breaks: Pro|teus
Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊtɪəs
 
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  • 1 Greek Mythology A minor sea god who had the power of prophecy but would assume different shapes to avoid answering questions.
  • 2 Astronomy A satellite of Neptune, the sixth closest to the planet, discovered by the Voyager 2 space probe in 1989 (diameter 400 km).

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
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There are 2 definitions of Proteus in English:

proteus

Line breaks: pro|teus
Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊtɪəs
 
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noun

  • 1A bacterium found in the intestines of animals and in the soil.
    • Genus Proteus; motile Gram-negative rods
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    • Luckily for us, although they have some fussy tastes, many of the bacteria they like to eat are major pathogens, so they eat proteus and proteus is a bacterium that causes a lot of urinary tract infections.
    • Other common organisms are proteus, klebbsiela, staphylococcus and enterococcus fecalis.
    • If a proteus or another organism that can split urea is isolated from the urine the chance of underlying stone disease is considerably higher.
  • 2 another term for olm.

Origin

early 19th century: from Proteus.

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