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scleroprotein

Syllabification: scle·ro·pro·tein
Pronunciation: /ˌsklerōˈprōtēn
 
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Definition of scleroprotein in English:

noun

Biochemistry
An insoluble structural protein such as keratin, collagen, or elastin.
Example sentences
  • Sponges have an internal skeleton composed of needle-like elements called spicules, which can be composed of calcium carbonate, opaline silica, or fibres of the scleroprotein spongin.

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