sclerotin

[skleer-uh-tin, skler-]

noun Biochemistry.

an insoluble protein that serves to stiffen the chitin of the cuticle of arthropods.

Nearby words

  1. sclerotherapy,
  2. sclerotial,
  3. sclerotic,
  4. sclerotic body,
  5. sclerotic dentin,
  6. sclerotitis,
  7. sclerotium,
  8. sclerotization,
  9. sclerotize,
  10. sclerotized

Origin of sclerotin

1935–40; < Greek sklērṓt(ēs) hardness + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for sclerotin

sclerotin

noun

a protein in the cuticle of insects that becomes hard and dark
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