gor·​go·​nin | \ ˈgȯ(r)gənə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of gorgonin

: a complex protein frequently containing appreciable quantities of iodine and bromine that makes up the horny skeleton of typical gorgonians

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History and Etymology for gorgonin

New Latin Gorgonia + English -in

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“Gorgonin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gorgonin. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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