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An insoluble white protein that is the essential component of raw silk and spider-web filaments.


(Zoology) a tough elastic protein that is the principal component of spiders' webs and raw silk


(ˈfaɪ broʊ ɪn)

an indigestible protein that is a principal component of spider webs and silk.
[1860–65; < French]
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Natural biological materials mainly include two types: autologous nonneural tissue, allogeneic, or decellularized xenogeneic neural/nonneural tissues; natural polymers derived from extracellular matrix (ECM) (laminin, collagen, fibronectin, fibrin, and hyaluronic acid), polysaccharide (chitosan, sodium alginate, and agarose), and protein (silk fibroin, keratin).
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