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procollagen

Pronunciation: pro-kol'a-jen

Definition: Soluble precursor of tropocollagen formed by fibroblasts and other cells in the process of collagen synthesis; unstable type III procollagen is associated with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV.

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