spongin

[ spuhn-jin ]

noun
  1. a scleroprotein occurring in the form of fibers that form the skeleton of certain sponges.

Origin of spongin

1
First recorded in 1865–70; sponge + -in2

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spongin

/ (ˈspʌndʒɪn) /


noun
  1. a fibrous horny protein that forms the skeletal framework of the bath sponge and related sponges

Origin of spongin

1
C19: from German, from Latin spongia sponge + -in

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