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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collagen  \Col"la*gen\,  n.  [Gr.  ko`lla  glue  +  -gen.]  (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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  collagen 
  n  :  a  fibrous  scleroprotein  in  bone  and  cartilage  and  tendon  and 
  other  connective  tissue;  yields  gelatin  on  boiling 




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