ossein

[ os-ee-in ]
/ ˈɒs i ɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

the collagen of bone, remaining after the mineral matter has been removed by treatment with dilute acid.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. osprey,
  2. osrd,
  3. oss,
  4. ossa,
  5. ossature,
  6. osselet,
  7. osseo-,
  8. osseocartilaginous,
  9. osseomucin,
  10. osseous

Origin of ossein

1855–60; < Latin osse(us) osseous + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for ossein

ossein

/ (ˈɒsɪɪn) /

noun

a protein that forms the organic matrix of bone, constituting about 40 per cent of its matter

Word Origin for ossein

C19: from Latin osseus bony, from os bone

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Medicine definitions for ossein

ossein

n.

The collagen component of bone.ostein

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