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resilin

Saltos de línea: resi|lin
Pronunciación: /ˈrɛzɪlɪn
 
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Definición de resilin en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] Biochemistry
An elastic material formed of cross-linked protein chains, found in insect cuticles, especially in the hinges and ligaments of wings.
Example sentences
  • A team of scientists have copied resilin, the elastic protein that facilitates flight and jumping in insects.
  • Resilin is one of the most resilient materials around – it can be stretched three times its original length without breaking – and it owes its bounce-back ability to the special way its molecules are arranged.
  • Resilin is a member of a family of elastic proteins that includes elastin, as well as gluten, gliadin, abductin and spider silks.

Origen

1960s: from Latin resilire 'leap back, recoil' + -in1.

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