SYN: albuminoid (3). SEE ALSO: fibrous protein.

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sclero·pro·tein .skler-ō-'prō-.tēn, -'prōt-ē-ən n any of various proteins (as collagen and keratin) that occur esp. in connective and skeletal tissues, are usu. insoluble in aqueous solvents, and are resistant to chemical reagents called also albuminoid

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scle·ro·pro·tein (sklēr″o-proґtēn) [sclero- + protein] a simple protein characterized by its insolubility and fibrous structure, usually serving a supportive or protective function in the body; called also albuminoid.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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