sclerotin

noun
scler·​o·​tin | \ ˈskler-ə-tən How to pronounce sclerotin (audio) , sklə-ˈrō-tᵊn \

Definition of sclerotin

: an insoluble tanned protein permeating and stiffening the chitin of the cuticle of arthropods

First Known Use of sclerotin

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sclerotin

probably scler- + -tin (as in chitin)

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“Sclerotin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sclerotin. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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