Definition of scleroprotein in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsklerōˈprōtēn/


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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