spongin

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noun spon·gin \ˈspən-jən\

Definition of spongin

  1. :  a scleroprotein that is the chief constituent of flexible fibers found in certain sponge skeletons

Origin and Etymology of spongin

German, from Latin spongia sponge


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spongin

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noun spon·gin \ˈspən-jən\

Medical Definition of spongin

  1. :  a scleroprotein that is the chief constituent of flexible fibers in sponge skeletons


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