Definition of ossein
: the collagen of bones
Origin of ossein
International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin oss-, os
First Known Use: 1857
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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