collagen

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a fibrous protein forming connective bundles of connective tissue, bone and cartilage

Food

  • One of the constituents of connective tissue (the supporting structure of the body). It is a fairly soft protein which breaks down into gelatine on prolonged boiling or cooking at low temperatures.

Medical

  • noun a thick protein fibre forming bundles, which make up the connective tissue, bone and cartilage

Sports

  • noun a thick protein fibre that forms bundles that make up the connective tissue, bone and cartilage
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