ossein

noun
os·​se·​in | \ ˈä-sē-ən How to pronounce ossein (audio) \

Definition of ossein

: the collagen of bones

First Known Use of ossein

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ossein

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin oss-, os

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“Ossein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ossein. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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ossein

noun
os·​se·​in | \ ˈäs-ē-ən How to pronounce ossein (audio) \

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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