protean - Dictionary definition and meaning for word protean
If you eat proteins rather than carbohydrates you will be strong and flexible(versatile) rather than fat.
'protean' -- > sounds like protein as sm1 above had already said and we all have learnt in organic chemistry that this protiens "can take many forms".
imagine the proteas( SAF cricket team as they are called).. the are so flexible
Pro (like a) tean (a teen: variable, not stable, ever changing)
protean - protein........the requirement of proteins varies from person to person...
PROTEAN can be thought of as a "PRO" in a TEAM(TEAN).. a pro is usually versatile
pro(b4)+tean(teen)every child are versatile;able to change to any form.
amoeba ate protein to vary shape