Definition of sclerotin in English:

sclerotin

Line breaks: sclero|tin
Pronunciation: /ˈsklɪərətɪn
 
, ˈsklɛ-/

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A structural protein which 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.

Origin

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

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