Definition of ossein in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɒsɪɪn


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • The collagen of bones.
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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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