fibroin

[ fahy-broh-in ]
/ ˈfaɪ broʊ ɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

an indigestible protein that is a principal component of spider webs and silk.

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Origin of fibroin

1860–65; <French fibroïne;see fibro-, -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for fibroin

fibroin
/ (ˈfaɪbrəʊɪn) /

noun

a tough elastic protein that is the principal component of spiders' webs and raw silk
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