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scleroprotein

 [skle″ro-pro´tēn]
a simple protein characterized by its insolubility and its fibrous structure; it usually serves a supportive or protective function in the body.
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al·bu·mi·noid

(al-bū'min-oyd),
1. Resembling albumin.
2. Any protein.
3. A simple type of protein, insoluble in neutral solvents, present in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye; for example, keratin, elastin, collagen. Synonym(s): glutinoid, scleroprotein
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scleroprotein

(sklîr′ō-prō′tēn′, -tē-ĭn)
n.
Any of a class of fibrous, generally insoluble proteins, such as collagen, that form strong filaments and are the chief constituents of connective tissue. Also called albuminoid.
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scleroprotein

An obsolete term (based on primitive analytical techniques) for those proteins that do not dissolve in either acid or alkaline solutions—e.g.,collagen and keratin; also formerly known as “albuminoid”.
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al·bu·mi·noid

(al-bū'min-oyd)
1. Resembling albumin.
2. Any protein.
3. A simple type of protein, insoluble in neutral solvents, present in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye; e.g., keratin, elastin, collagen.
Synonym(s): scleroprotein.
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