- a fibrous protein that forms the iridescent inner layer, as mother-of-pearl, in the shells of mollusks.
Origin of conchiolin
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- a fibrous insoluble protein that forms the basic structure of the shells of molluscs. Formula: C 30 H 48 O 11 N 9
C19: from conch; see -in
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