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scleroprotein

[ skleer-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in ]
/ ˌsklɪər əˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
protein that is fibrous and insoluble in water, serving a protective or supportive function in the body.
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Also called albuminoid.

Origin of scleroprotein

First recorded in 1905–10; sclero- + protein
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British Dictionary definitions for scleroprotein

scleroprotein
/ (ˌsklɪərəʊˈprəʊtiːn) /

noun
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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