sclerotin

[ skleer-uh-tin, skler- ]
/ ˈsklɪər ə tɪn, ˈsklɛr- /

noun Biochemistry.

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

Origin of sclerotin

1935–40; < Greek sklērṓt(ēs) hardness + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for sclerotin

sclerotin

/ (ˈsklɛrəʊtɪn) /

noun

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

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