scleroprotein

noun

sclero·​pro·​tein ˌskler-ō-ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce scleroprotein (audio)
-ˈprō-tē-ən
: any of various fibrous proteins especially from connective and skeletal tissues

Word History

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First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scleroprotein was in 1907

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“Scleroprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scleroprotein. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

scleroprotein

noun
: 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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