variants or less commonly conchyolin
käŋˈkīələ̇n also kȯŋ-
plural -s
: a scleroprotein forming the organic basis of mollusk shells (as mother-of-pearl) see nacre sense 2

Word History


conchiolin from conch- + -i- + -ol + -in; conchyolin alteration of conchiolin

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“Conchiolin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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