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scleroprotein

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

Origin of scleroprotein

First recorded in 1905–10; sclero- + protein
Also called albuminoid.
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Examples from the Web for scleroprotein

Historical Examples

  • A scleroprotein present in skin appendages, hair, nails, etc.

    Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry

    Maximilian Stern


British Dictionary definitions for scleroprotein

scleroprotein

noun
  1. any of a group of insoluble stable proteins such as keratin, elastin, and collagen that occur in skeletal and connective tissuesAlso called: albuminoid
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scleroprotein in Medicine

scleroprotein

(sklîr′ō-prōtēn′)
n.
  1. Any of a class of generally insoluble proteins found in skeletal and connective tissue.albuminoid
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