conchiolin

noun con·chi·o·lin \käŋˈkīələ̇n also kȯŋ-\
variants: less commonly

conchyolin

\käŋˈkīələ̇n also kȯŋ-\

Definition of conchiolin

plural

-s

  1. :  a scleroprotein forming the organic basis of mollusk shells (as mother-of-pearl) — see nacre 2

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Origin and Etymology of conchiolin

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


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