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

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First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scleroprotein was in 1907

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“Scleroprotein.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


: 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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