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[skleer-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in] /ˌsklɪər əˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
protein that is fibrous and insoluble in water, serving a protective or supportive function in the body.
Also called albuminoid.
1905-10; sclero- + protein Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for scleroprotein


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

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

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Encyclopedia Article for 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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