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sclerotin

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noun scler·o·tin \ˈskler-ə-tən, sklə-ˈrō-tən\

Definition of sclerotin

  1. :  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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