There are 2 definitions of proteus in English:


Line breaks: pro|teus
Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊtɪəs


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.


early 19th century: from Proteus.

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Pronunciation: əˈnämələs
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected

There are 2 definitions of proteus in English:


Line breaks: Pro|teus
Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊtɪəs
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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