Definition of sclerotin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskli(ə)rətn/ /ˈskler-/


A structural protein that forms the cuticles of insects and is hardened and darkened by a natural tanning process in which protein chains are cross-linked by quinone groups.


1940s: from sclero- 'hardened', on the pattern of such words as keratin.

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Syllabification: scle·ro·tin

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