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sclerotin

[skleer-uh-tin, skler-] /ˈsklɪər ə tɪn, ˈsklɛr-/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
an insoluble protein that serves to stiffen the chitin of the cuticle of arthropods.
Origin of sclerotin
1935-1940
1935-40; < Greek sklērṓt(ēs) hardness + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for sclerotin

sclerotin

/ˈsklɛrəʊtɪn/
noun
1.
a protein in the cuticle of insects that becomes hard and dark
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