Sclerotin Definition

sklîrə-tĭn, sklĕr-
An insoluble protein in the cuticle of arthropods that is hardened and darkened by cross-links with quinones and is often bound to chitin filaments.
American Heritage Medicine

Origin of Sclerotin

  • sclero– -tin (as in keratin) (or chitin)

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

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