Conchiolin definition

kŏng-kīə-lĭn, kŏn-
A protein substance that is the organic basis of mollusk shells.
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An albuminoid protein of mollusks, forming the main portion of the organic matrix of the shell.
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(biochemistry) Any of a group of proteins which, together with polysaccharides and calcium carbonate, makes up the shells of molluscs.
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Origin of conchiolin

  • conch –ol –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition