Collagen meaning

kŏlə-jən
The fibrous protein constituent of bone, cartilage, tendon, and other connective tissue. It is converted into gelatin by boiling.
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A fibrous protein found in connective tissue, bone, and cartilage.
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Any of a class of extracellular proteins that are composed of three coiled polypeptide chains, form strong fibers, and are the main constituents of cartilage, bone, and other connective tissues in animals.
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Material composed principally of collagen proteins. Collagen is converted into gelatin when boiled in water.
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Any of various tough, fibrous proteins found in bone, cartilage, skin, and other connective tissue. Collagens have great tensile strength, and provide these body structures with the ability to withstand forces that stretch them. Collagens consist of three polypeptide chains arranged in a triple helix, and are bundled together in fibers. When boiled in water, collagen is converted into gelatin.
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(biochemistry) Any of more than 28 types of glycoprotein that forms elongated fibers, usually found in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.
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Origin of collagen

  • Greek kolla glue –gen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French collagène.

    From Wiktionary