collagen definition

  • noun:
    • The fibrous protein constituent of bone tissue, cartilage, tendon, alongside connective tissue. It is became gelatin by boiling.
    • Any of above 28 kinds of glycoprotein that forms elongated fibers, typically found in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.
    • The chemical foundation of ordinary connective tissue, as of muscles or sinews as well as bone. On becoming boiled in water it becomes gelatin or glue.
    • etc. See collagen, etc.
    • a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon along with other connective tissue; yields gelatin in boiling
    • The fibrous protein constituent of bone tissue, cartilage, tendon, also connective structure. It is converted into gelatin by boiling.
    • some of above 28 kinds of glycoprotein that types elongated fibers, often found in the extracellular matrix of connective muscle.
    • The chemical basis of ordinary connective structure, at the time of tendons or sinews as well as bone tissue. On being boiled in liquid it becomes gelatin or glue.
    • etc. See collagen, etc.
    • a fibrous scleroprotein in bone tissue and cartilage and tendon also connective muscle; yields gelatin on boiling

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