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ˈkɒl ə dʒəncol·la·gen

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collagennoun

    a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling

Wiktionary

  1. collagennoun

    Any of more than 28 types of glycoprotein that forms elongated fibers, usually found in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collagennoun

    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

    Etymology: [Gr. ko`lla glue + -gen.]

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  1. Collagen

    Collagen is a group of naturally occurring proteins found in animals, especially in the flesh and connective tissues of vertebrates. It is the main component of connective tissue, and is the most abundant protein in mammals, making up about 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content. Collagen, in the form of elongated fibrils, is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as tendon, ligament and skin, and is also abundant in cornea, cartilage, bone, blood vessels, the gut, and intervertebral disc. The fibroblast is the most common cell which creates collagen. In muscle tissue, it serves as a major component of the endomysium. Collagen constitutes one to two percent of muscle tissue, and accounts for 6% of the weight of strong, tendinous muscles. Gelatin, which is used in food and industry, is collagen that has been irreversibly hydrolyzed.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Collagen

    A polypeptide substance comprising about one third of the total protein in mammalian organisms. It is the main constituent of SKIN; CONNECTIVE TISSUE; and the organic substance of bones (BONE AND BONES) and teeth (TOOTH).

Editors Contribution

  1. collagen

    A form of protein.

    Etymology: Collagen is found in the human body in a number of forms, in skin, teeth and bones.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collagen in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collagen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of collagen in a Sentence

  1. Mickey Karram:

    It initiates a process that starts to produce more cells that are important for that skin to be revitalized. And most of that is around collagen, and a material called glycogen, and these fibroblasts that get circulated, once the process gets going, within days usually a woman feels there's more lubrication.

  2. Alexandra Zhang:

    As we get older, the collagen and fat in our hands break down over time.

  3. Alexandra Zhang:

    Certain lasers with fractional technology can stimulate the collagen synthesis with reduced ‘down time’ and may help to tighten the skin.

  4. Martin Mull:

    Human beings are seventy percent water, and with some the rest is collagen.

  5. Justin Tackney:

    Unfortunately, many of these skeletons, including the one described here, lack sufficient collagen forconventional radiocarbon analysis, creative dating of some, but not all, of these individuals will be called into question, but this is offset by the slowly accumulating publications of each new individual described.

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