fibroin

fibroin

[fahy-broh-in]
noun Biochemistry.
an indigestible protein that is a principal component of spider webs and silk.

Origin:
1860–65; < French fibroïne; see fibro-, -in2

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fibroin (ˈfaɪbrəʊɪn)
 
n
a tough elastic protein that is the principal component of spiders' webs and raw silk

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