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conchiolin

[ kong-kahy-uh-lin ]
/ kɒŋˈkaɪ ə lɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
a fibrous protein that forms the iridescent inner layer, as mother-of-pearl, in the shells of mollusks.
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Origin of conchiolin

1865–70; conch + -i- + -ol- (<Latin -olus-ole1) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for conchiolin

conchiolin
/ (kɒŋˈkaɪəlɪn) /

noun
a fibrous insoluble protein that forms the basic structure of the shells of molluscs. Formula: C 30 H 48 O 11 N 9

Word Origin for conchiolin

C19: from conch; see -in
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