American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The fibrous protein constituent of bone, cartilage, tendon, and other connective tissue. It is converted into gelatin by boiling.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See collagen, etc.
- n. biochemistry Any of more than 28 types of glycoprotein that forms elongated fibers, usually found in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physiol. Chem.) The chemical basis of ordinary connective tissue, as of tendons or sinews and of bone. On being boiled in water it becomes gelatin or glue.
- n. a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
- Greek kolla, glue + -gen. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Burd DAR, Longaker MT, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Ehrlich HP: Fetal wound healing in a large animal model: The deposition of collagen is confirmed.”
“The structure was grown using about 100,000 beads of the connective protein collagen, seeded with cells from a human liver cancer culture and tipped into a body-shaped mould.”
“Although some people see results immediately, the results get better over a three to six month time period, as new collagen is formed and the skin tightens.”
“The cooking time — at least two hours — requires meat high in collagen, with well-exercised muscle and an agreeably strong flavor.”
“After all, we're through what you called the collagen jungle. ”
“Many pitmasters have long believed that the stall was caused by a protein called collagen in the meat being combining with water and converting to flavorful and slippery textured gelatin.”
“Your collagen is the same as my collagen, down to the last amino acid," said Dr. Niklason.”
“For example, your hair and and your skin feel very different, but they're both made of a protein called collagen, but with different modifications.”
“This marine collagen, which is cultivated from sea kelp, is an ingredient he has uniquely come upon and as such has a patent pending.”
“These hormonal changes can also disrupt the production of collagen, which is the compound that makes up the connective tissue in the epidermis, and thereby resulting in scars tissue formation popularly called stretch marks '.”
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"Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds of usually high molecular weight consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units, each a relatively light and simple molecule."
â€œthat which produces,â€
Gk. genÃ©s 'born, produced';
L. genus, 'kin')
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