spongin

noun
spon·​gin | \ ˈspən-jən How to pronounce spongin (audio) \

Definition of spongin

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

First Known Use of spongin

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spongin

German, from Latin spongia sponge

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The first known use of spongin was circa 1868

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“Spongin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spongin. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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spongin

noun
spon·​gin | \ ˈspən-jən How to pronounce spongin (audio) \

Medical Definition of spongin

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

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