tropocollagen

[ trō′pə-kŏlə-jən, trŏp′ə- ]

n.

The molecular component of a collagen fiber, consisting of three polypeptide chains coiled around each other.

Nearby words

  1. tropine,
  2. tropism,
  3. tropismatic,
  4. tropistic,
  5. tropo-,
  6. tropologic,
  7. tropology,
  8. tropomyosin,
  9. troponin,
  10. troponin i


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