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preprocollagen

Pronunciation: pre'pro-kol'a-jen

Definition: The precursor of collagen that is synthesized on ribosomes; procollagen with a leader or signal sequence that directs the polypeptide chain into the vesicular space of the endoplasmic reticulum.

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