Ossein definition

ŏsē-ĭn
The collagen component of bone.
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(biochem.) The organic basis of bone, the part left after the mineral matter is dissolved in dilute acids.
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The collagen component of bone.
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(biochemistry) The collagen component of bone.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of ossein - ostein

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ossein
Plural:
osseins

Origin of ossein

  • osse(ous) –in

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