sclerotin


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scler·o·tin

 (sklîr′ə-tĭn, sklĕr′-)
n.
An insoluble protein in the cuticle of arthropods that is hardened and darkened by cross-links with quinones and is often bound to chitin filaments.

[sclero- + -tin (as in keratin or chitin).]

sclerotin

(ˈsklɛrəʊtɪn)
n
(Zoology) a protein in the cuticle of insects that becomes hard and dark

scle•ro•tin

(ˈsklɪər ə tɪn, ˈsklɛr-)

n.
an insoluble protein that serves to stiffen the chitin of the cuticle of arthropods.
[1940; sclero- + -tin, extracted from chitin, keratin, etc.]