[skleer-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in]

noun Biochemistry.

protein that is fibrous and insoluble in water, serving a protective or supportive function in the body.

Nearby words

  1. scleromyxedema,
  2. scleronychia,
  3. sclerophthalmia,
  4. sclerophyll,
  5. sclerophylly,
  6. sclerosal,
  7. sclerosant,
  8. scleroscope,
  9. sclerose,
  10. sclerosed

Origin of scleroprotein

First recorded in 1905–10; sclero- + protein

Also called albuminoid. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for scleroprotein



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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Medicine definitions for scleroprotein




Any of a class of generally insoluble proteins found in skeletal and connective tissue.albuminoid

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