collagen

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Etymology[edit]

From French collagène, coined from Ancient Greek κόλλα (kólla, glue) and -γενής (-genḗs, -forming) (see -gen); it is the main substance that animal glues are derived from.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkɒlədʒən/, /ˈkɒlədʒɪn/

Noun[edit]

collagen (countable and uncountable, plural collagens)

  1. (biochemistry) Any of more than 28 types of glycoprotein that form elongated fibers, usually found in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.

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