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conchiolin

[kong-kahy-uh-lin] /kɒŋˈkaɪ ə lɪn/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
a fibrous protein that forms the iridescent inner layer, as mother-of-pearl, in the shells of mollusks.
Origin of conchiolin
1865-1870
1865-70; conch + -i- + -ol- (< Latin -olus -ole1) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for conchiolin

conchiolin

/kɒŋˈkaɪəlɪn/
noun
1.
a fibrous insoluble protein that forms the basic structure of the shells of molluscs. Formula: C30H48O11N9
Word Origin
C19: from conch; see -in
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