Chondrigen

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chondrigen (Physiol. Chem) The chemical basis of cartilage, converted by long boiling in water into a gelatinous body called chondrin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chondrigen The substance of the hyaline cartilage which yields chondrin on boiling with water. It is insoluble in cold water. Also chondrogen.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. cartilage + -gen,

Usage

In literature:

Cartilage was considered to be composed of a substance chondrigen, which gave chondrin or cartilage-glue on boiling with water.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
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