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[kroh-muh-proh-teen, -tee-in] /ˌkroʊ məˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn/

noun, Biochemistry.
a , as hemoglobin or rhodopsin, containing a pigmented nonprotein group, such as heme, riboflavin, or retinal.
any of a group of conjugated proteins, such as haemoglobin, in which the protein is joined to a coloured compound, such as a metal-containing porphyrin


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