sturine

noun stur·ine \ˈstər‧ˌēn, -ər‧ə̇n, ˈst(y)u̇ˌrēn, -u̇rə̇n\
variants: less commonly

sturin

\ˈstər‧ˌēn, -ər‧ə̇n, ˈst(y)u̇ˌrēn, -u̇rə̇n\

Definition of sturine

plural

-s

  1. :  a protamine in the spermatozoa of sturgeon

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Origin and Etymology of sturine

International Scientific Vocabulary stur- (from New Latin sturio —specific epithet of the sturgeon Acipenser sturio —, from Medieval Latin, sturgeon, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sturio sturgeon) + -ine or -in


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