Definition of eleidin
: a substance related to keratin and occurring in small granules that stain deeply with hematoxylin and are located in the cells of the stratum lucidum of the epidermis
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Origin and Etymology of eleidin
French eleidine, from eleo- elaio- + -ide -ide + -ine -in
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