Definition of collagen in English:
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
The main structural protein found in animal connective tissue, yielding gelatin when boiled.
- Among these, collagen is the major structural protein and is the most abundant in the human body.
- The protein collagen is responsible for the tough qualities of connective tissue.
- Protein is crucial for the production of collagen and elastin, the protein fibres that keep skin supple and elastic
Mid 19th century: from French collagène, from Greek kolla 'glue' + French -gène (see -gen).
Definition of collagen in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.