sclerotin


scler·o·tin

noun \ˈskler-ə-tən, sklə-ˈrō-tən\

Definition of SCLEROTIN

:  an insoluble tanned protein permeating and stiffening the chitin of the cuticle of arthropods

Origin of SCLEROTIN

probably scler- + -tin (as in chitin)
First Known Use: 1940

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