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scle·ro·pro·tein

 (sklîr′ō-prō′tēn′, -tē-ĭn)
n.
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.
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scleroprotein

(ˌsklɪərəʊˈprəʊtiːn)
n
(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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Noun1.scleroprotein - a simple protein found in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eyescleroprotein - 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
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Translations
scléroprotéine
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Keratins are classified as fibrous proteins known as scleroproteins that are present abundantly in epithelial cells.