Definition of ossein in English:


Syllabification: os·se·in
Pronunciation: /ˈäsē-in


The collagen of bones, used for glues and gelatin, derived by dissolving the mineral content in an acid solution.
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  • 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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