noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
- The collagen of bones.More example sentences
- Colla cornus cervi, which contains a large amount of ossein and Ca. + +, plays an important role in preventing bone destruction.
- The plant will have the licenced capacity to process 13,000 tonnes of crushed animal bones into 3000 tonnes of ossein and 6000 tonnes of dicalcium phosphate.
mid 19th century: from Latin osseus 'bony' + -in1.
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