Origin of keratinkerat(o)- + -in
- Any of a class of filamentous proteins that are abundant in the cytoskeleton of vertebrate epithelial cells and are the main constituents of the outer layer of skin and tough epidermal structures such as hair, nails, hooves, feathers, and claws.
- Material composed principally of keratin proteins.
Origin of keratinGreek keras kerāt- horn ; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots. -in
(countable and uncountable, plural keratins)
- There seems to be confusion and sometimes a breakdown in communication between stylists and clients since the term "Brazilian Blowout" has become somewhat of a catch-all description for keratin hair straightening processes.
- Other gel systems bond to the nail with a comparatively weak hydrogen bond, while Brisa bonds with the keratin of the nail plate.
- Brazilian Blowout is a brand of keratin treatment performed in salons that gives smooth, shiny, frizz-free, often perfect hair.
- Except for a few growing cells at the base of the root, hair, which is composed of keratin and other proteins, is dead tissue.
- Typical albuminoids are gelatin, keratin, elastin, fibroin, spongin and conchiolin.