scler·​o·​tin ˈskler-ə-tən How to pronounce sclerotin (audio)
: an insoluble tanned protein permeating and stiffening the chitin of the cuticle of arthropods

Word History


probably scler- + -tin (as in chitin)

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sclerotin was in 1940

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“Sclerotin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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