keratinophilic

adjective

ke·​ra·​ti·​no·​phil·​ic ˌker-ət-ə-nə-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce keratinophilic (audio) kə-ˌrat-ᵊn-ə- How to pronounce keratinophilic (audio)
: exhibiting affinity for keratin (as in hair, skin, feathers, or horns)
used chiefly of fungi capable of growing on such materials

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“Keratinophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/keratinophilic. Accessed 27 May. 2023.

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