Sclerotin meaning

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.
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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.
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(biochemistry) The crosslinked protein component of the cuticles of insects.
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Origin of sclerotin

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

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