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Ossein \Os"se*in\, n. [L. os bone.] (Physiol. Chem.) The organic basis of bone tissue; the residue after removal of the mineral matters from bone by dilute acid; in embryonic tissue, the substance in which the mineral salts are deposited to form bone; bone collagen; -- called also ostein. Chemically it is the same as collagen.


n. (alternative form of ossein English)

Usage examples of "ostein".

I ran past all with the speed of wind, and up to the summit of Mount Ostein, a mile in height, without stopping.