scleroprotein


sclero·pro·tein

noun \ˌskler-ō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˈprō-tē-ən\

Definition of SCLEROPROTEIN

:  any of various fibrous proteins especially from connective and skeletal tissues

Origin of SCLEROPROTEIN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1907

sclero·pro·tein

noun \ˌskler-ō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˈprōt-ē-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCLEROPROTEIN

: any of various proteins (as collagen and keratin) that occur especially in connective and skeletal tissues, are usually insoluble in aqueous solvents, and are resistant to chemical reagents—called also albuminoid

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