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ossein

[ os-ee-in ]
/ ˈɒs i ɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
the collagen of bone, remaining after the mineral matter has been removed by treatment with dilute acid.
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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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