scleroprotein

scleroprotein

[skleer-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in]
noun Biochemistry.
protein that is fibrous and insoluble in water, serving a protective or supportive function in the body.
Also called albuminoid.


Origin:
1905–10; sclero- + protein

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scleroprotein (ˌsklɪərəʊˈprəʊtiːn)
 
n
Also called: albuminoid any of a group of insoluble stable proteins such as keratin, elastin, and collagen that occur in skeletal and connective tissues

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scleroprotein scle·ro·pro·tein (sklēr'ō-prō'tēn', -tē-ĭn)
n.
Any of a class of generally insoluble proteins found in skeletal and connective tissue. Also called albuminoid.

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scleroprotein

any of several fibrous proteins of cells and tissues once thought to be insoluble but now known to be dissolved by dilute solutions of acids such as citric and acetic

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