resilin

[ rez-uh-lin ]
/ ˈrɛz ə lɪn /

noun

an elastic substance of cross-linked protein chains found in the cuticles of many insects, especially in the wings.

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Origin of resilin

First recorded in 1960–65; from Latin resilīre “to jump back, recoil” + -in2; see origin at resilient
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