sclerotin


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sclerotin

(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.

sclerotin

a very stable, quinone-tanned protein which occurs in structural proteins of many groups of animals, and particularly in the cuticle of insects.
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