collagenolytic col·lag·e·no·lyt·ic (kə-lāj’ə-nə-lĭt’ĭk, kŏl’ə-jə-nə-)
Relating to or having the capacity to lyse collagen, gelatin, and other proteins containing proline.
[kol-uh-juh n] /ˈkɒl ə dʒən/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. any of a class of extracellular proteins abundant in higher animals, especially in the skin, bone, cartilage, tendon, and teeth, forming strong insoluble fibers and serving as connective tissue between cells, yielding gelatin when denatured by boiling. /ˈkɒlədʒən/ noun 1. a fibrous scleroprotein of connective tissue and […]
- Collagenous colitis
collagenous colitis n. Colitis occurring mostly in middle-aged women and characterized by persistent watery diarrhea and a deposit of a band of collagen beneath the basement membrane of the colon surface epithelium.
- Collagenous nevus
collagenous nevus n. A skin condition characterized by plaques of smooth or nodular papules occurring symmetrically on the trunk or extremities.
[kuh-lahzh, koh-] /kəˈlɑʒ, koʊ-/ noun 1. a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, and fragments of an envelope. 2. a work of art produced by this technique. Compare (def 3). 3. an […]