fibrous protein


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fibrous protein

[′fī·brəs ′prō‚tēn]
(biochemistry)
Any of a class of highly insoluble proteins representing the principal structural elements of many animal tissues.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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