蛋白

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ChineseEdit

egg; oval shaped
 
white; empty; blank; bright; clear; plain; pure; gratuitous
simp. and trad.
(蛋白)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

蛋白

  1. protein
  2. egg white; albumen

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
たん
Hyōgaiji
はく > ぱく
Grade: 1
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 蛋白 ‎(tan? bæk, literally egg + white). The kanʻon reading, so likely a later borrowing.

The protein sense is more recent, and developed out of the egg white sense.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

蛋白 ‎(hiragana たんぱく, katakana タンパク, romaji tanpaku)

  1. egg white, albumen
  2. Abbreviation of 蛋白質 (tanpakushitsu): protein (more common sense in modern Japanese)

Usage notesEdit

Due to the rarity of the first character , often spelled in katakana, as タンパク.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
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