Proteus: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (prō'tē-us, -tys), [key]
- a sea god, son of Oceanus and Tethys, noted for his ability to assume different forms and to prophesy.
- a person or thing that readily changes appearance, character, principles, etc.
- (l.c.)any of several rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria of the genus Proteus, sometimes found as pathogens in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts of humans.
- proteus (Thesaurus)