Definition of Scleroprotein

1. Noun. A simple protein found in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye.

Exact synonyms: Albuminoid
Specialized synonyms: Collagen, Elastin, Gelatin, Gelatine, Chondrin, Ceratin, Keratin
Generic synonyms: Simple Protein



Definition of Scleroprotein

1. Noun. (protein) Any of many fibrous proteins found in connective tissue etc ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scleroprotein

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Medical Definition of Scleroprotein

1. Resembling albumin. One of a class of organic principles (called also proteids) which form the main part of organised tissues. Origin: L. Albumen. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scleroprotein

scleroma
scleromalacia
scleromas
scleromata
scleromere
sclerometer
sclerometers
sclerometric
scleromorph
scleromyxoedema
scleronychia
sclerophthalmia
sclerophyll
sclerophyllous
scleroplasty
scleroprotein (current term)
scleroproteins
sclerosal
sclerosant
sclerosants
sclerose
sclerosed
scleroses
sclerosing
sclerosing adenosis
sclerosing agent
sclerosing haemangioma
sclerosing inflammation
sclerosing keratitis
sclerosing leukoencephalitis

Literary usage of Scleroprotein

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1. Popular Science Monthly (1912)
"Thus the rate of swelling of gelatine (a typical scleroprotein) in water is greatly increased by the addition of a little acid; this effect is prevented by ..."

2. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1913)
"... as well as of the skin and its appendages, the Chemical and Physiological Societies of England prefer the term scleroprotein to albuminoid. ..."

3. Commercial Organic Analysis by Alfred Henry Allen, Wm. A. Davis (1913)
"... the term scleroprotein to albuminoid. The term albuminoid (literally albumin-like) has in the past been used as synonomous with "proteid," and thus ..."

4. Principles of Biochemistry for Students of Medicine, Agriculture and Related by Thorburn Brailsford Robertson (1920)
"Keratin is another scleroprotein and forms the chief constituent of the horny epidermal structures, hair, wool, nails, hoofs, horns, feather, tortoise-shell ..."

5. Principles of Biochemistry for Students of Medicine, Agriculture and Related by Thorburn Brailsford Robertson (1920)
"Keratin is another scleroprotein and forms the chief constituent of the horny epidermal structures, hair, wool, nails, hoofs, horns, feather, tortoise-shell ..."

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