Share this entry

scleroprotein Line breaks: sclero|pro¦tein
Pronunciation: /ˌsklɪərə(ʊ)ˈprəʊtiːn/

Definition of scleroprotein in English:


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.

Definition of scleroprotein in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources