sturine

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

Definition of sturine

: a protamine in the spermatozoa of sturgeon

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History and Etymology for 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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“Sturine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sturine. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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