tropocollagen

noun

tro·​po·​col·​la·​gen ˌträ-pə-ˈkä-lə-jən How to pronounce tropocollagen (audio)
ˌtrō-
: a subunit of collagen fibrils consisting of three polypeptide strands arranged in a helix

Word History

Etymology

tropo- + collagen

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 3 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

tropocollagen

noun
tro·​po·​col·​la·​gen ˌträp-ə-ˈkäl-ə-jən How to pronounce tropocollagen (audio) ˌtrōp- How to pronounce tropocollagen (audio)
: a subunit of collagen fibrils consisting of three polypeptide strands arranged in a helix

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