- an indigestible protein that is a principal component of spider webs and silk.
Origin of fibroin
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Fibroin: a chemical compound found in silk, cobwebs and the like.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- a tough elastic protein that is the principal component of spiders' webs and raw silk
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