tropocollagen

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tro·​po·​col·​la·​gen | \ ˌträ-pə-ˈkä-lə-jən How to pronounce tropocollagen (audio) , ˌtrō- \

Definition of tropocollagen

: a subunit of collagen fibrils consisting of three polypeptide strands arranged in a helix

First Known Use of tropocollagen

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tropocollagen

tropo- + collagen

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The first known use of tropocollagen was in 1954

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“Tropocollagen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tropocollagen. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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tropocollagen

noun
tro·​po·​col·​la·​gen | \ ˌträp-ə-ˈkäl-ə-jən How to pronounce tropocollagen (audio) , ˌtrōp- How to pronounce tropocollagen (audio) \

Medical Definition of tropocollagen

: a subunit of collagen fibrils consisting of three polypeptide strands arranged in a helix

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