- protein that is fibrous and insoluble in water, serving a protective or supportive function in the body.
Origin of scleroprotein
Also called albuminoid.
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Historical Examples of scleroprotein
A scleroprotein present in skin appendages, hair, nails, etc.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
- 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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- Any of a class of generally insoluble proteins found in skeletal and connective tissue.albuminoid
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