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ossein

noun os·se·in \ˈä-sē-ən\

Definition of OSSEIN

:  the collagen of bones
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Origin of OSSEIN

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

ossein

noun os·se·in \ˈäs-ē-ən\

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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