procollagen

[ prō-kŏlə-jən ]

n.

The soluble precursor of collagen possibly formed by fibroblasts in the process of collagen synthesis.

Nearby words

  1. proclitic,
  2. proclivity,
  3. proclus,
  4. procne,
  5. procoagulant,
  6. proconsul,
  7. proconsulate,
  8. proconvertin,
  9. procopius,
  10. procrastinate


The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.