ossein

noun os·se·in \ ˈä-sē-ən \

Definition of ossein

: the collagen of bones

Origin and Etymology of ossein

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin oss-, os


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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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