Gr. Myth. a minor sea god and servant of Poseidon: he can change his form or appearance at will
Origin of ProteusMiddle English Protheus from Classical Latin Proteus from Classical Greek Pr?teus
Any of various gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Proteus, certain species of which are associated with human enteritis and urinary tract infections.
Origin of proteusNew Latin Prōteus genus name from Latin Proteus ( the variability in the size of individual cells displayed by members of the genus being likened to the god's shape-shifting powers ); see Proteus .
A sea god who could change his shape at will.
Origin of ProteusLatin Prōteus from Greek
From Ancient Greek Î ÏÏ‰Ï„ÎµÏÏ‚ (PrÅteus).