Definition of ossein in English:

ossein

noun

mass nounBiochemistry
  • The collagen of bones.

    • ‘The plant will have the licenced capacity to process 13,000 tonnes of crushed animal bones into 3000 tonnes of ossein and 6000 tonnes of dicalcium phosphate.’
    • ‘Colla cornus cervi, which contains a large amount of ossein and Ca. + +, plays an important role in preventing bone destruction.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin osseus ‘bony’ + -in.

Pronunciation

ossein

/ˈɒsɪɪn/