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single-cell protein

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Definition of single-cell protein in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Protein derived from a culture of single-celled organisms, used especially as a food supplement.
Example sentences
  • At the other end of the spectrum, ‘microbial crops’ could be good source of single-cell protein.
  • This obviates having to break cell walls to release cellular proteins, which is one of the problems associated with the use of single-cell proteins for livestock and poultry feeds.
  • They were quite small, more in line with the production of bioweapons than single-cell proteins, an additive to chicken feed.

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