sclerotin

[skleer-uh-tin, skler-] /ˈsklɪər ə tɪn, ˈsklɛr-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
an insoluble protein that serves to stiffen the chitin of the cuticle of arthropods.
Origin
1935–40; < Greek sklērṓt(ēs) hardness + -in2
British Dictionary definitions for sclerotin
sclerotin (ˈsklɛrəʊtɪn)
 
n
a protein in the cuticle of insects that becomes hard and dark

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