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Any of a class of fibrous, generally insoluble proteins, such as collagen, that form strong filaments and are the chief constituents of connective tissue. Also called albuminoid.
(Biochemistry) any of a group of insoluble stable proteins such as keratin, elastin, and collagen that occur in skeletal and connective tissues. Also called: albuminoid
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|Noun||1.||scleroprotein - a simple protein found in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye|
collagen - a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
elastin - a fibrous scleroprotein found in elastic tissues such as the walls of arteries
gelatin, gelatine - a colorless water-soluble glutinous protein obtained from animal tissues such as bone and skin
chondrin - a substance that resembles gelatin and is obtained by boiling cartilage in water
ceratin, keratin - a fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails, and hooves
simple protein - a protein that yields only amino acids when hydrolyzed