- the collagen of bone, remaining after the mineral matter has been removed by treatment with dilute acid.
Origin of ossein
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- 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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- The collagen component of bone.ostein
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