[ skleer-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in ]
/ ˌsklɪər əˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn /
protein that is fibrous and insoluble in water, serving a protective or supportive function in the body.
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Also called albuminoid.
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A scleroprotein present in skin appendages, hair, nails, etc.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry|Maximilian Stern
British Dictionary definitions for scleroprotein
/ (ˌsklɪərəʊˈprəʊtiːn) /
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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Medical definitions for scleroprotein
[ sklîr′ō-prō′tēn′ ]
Any of a class of generally insoluble proteins found in skeletal and connective tissue.albuminoid
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