noun \ˈä-sē-ən\

Definition of OSSEIN

:  the collagen of bones

Origin of OSSEIN

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin oss-, os
First Known Use: 1857


noun \ˈäs-ē-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OSSEIN

: the chief organic substance of bone tissue that remains as a residue after removal of the mineral matters from cleaned degreased bone by dilute acid and is used in making gelatin : the collagen of bones


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