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col·la·gen

 (kŏl′ə-jən)
n.
1. 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.
2. Material composed principally of collagen proteins. Collagen is converted into gelatin when boiled in water.

[Greek kolla, glue + -gen.]

col′la·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk), col·lag′e·nous (kə-lăj′ə-nəs) adj.

collagen

(ˈkɒlədʒən)
n
(Biochemistry) a fibrous scleroprotein of connective tissue and bones that is rich in glycine and proline and yields gelatine on boiling
[C19: from Greek kolla glue + -gen]
collagenic, collagenous adj

col•la•gen

(ˈkɒl ə dʒən)

n.
a strongly fibrous protein that is abundant in bone, tendons, cartilage, and connective tissue, yielding gelatin when denatured by boiling.
[1860–65; < Greek kólla glue + -gen]
col•lag•e•nous (kəˈlædʒ ə nəs) adj.

col·la·gen

(kŏl′ə-jən)
The tough, fibrous protein found in bone, cartilage, skin, and other connective tissue. Collagen provides these body structures with the ability to withstand forces that stretch or lengthen them.

collagen

A fibrous protein, the chief protein constituent of connective tissue.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collagen - a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
cartilage, gristle - tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
sinew, tendon - a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
albuminoid, scleroprotein - a simple protein found in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye
Translations
kolagen
collageen

collagen

[ˈkɒlədzən] Ncolágeno m

collagen

[ˈkɒlədʒən] ncollagène m

collagen

[ˈkɒlədʒən] ncollageno

col·la·gen

n. colágeno, principal proteína de sostén del tejido conectivo de la piel, huesos, tendones y cartílagos.

collagen

n colágeno
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The matrix of acetabular cartilage samples was filled with regularly or irregularly oriented collagenous fibers (pink), whereby some demonstrated scattered spindle-shaped fibroblasts (nuclei stained blue).
Between these two cellular layers is the gelatinous coenenchyme--equivalent to the cnidarian mesoglea--containing thin-walled gastrodermal canals termed solenia, calcite sclerites, and some collagenous fibers (Fabricius and Alderslade, 2001).
The connective tissue or stroma of the endometrium is a "cellular" type with masses of branching fibroblasts resembling mesenchymal cells held in a meshwork of reticular fibers and fine collagenous fibers.