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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While it was originally considered a benign lesion, recent studies11 suggest that this tumor occurs commonly, typically at the distal femur and proximal tibia around the knee joints; it has aggressive features, and it is considered a potentially malignant tumor that could destroy the sclerotin around the knee joint and affect knee function.
That is, sclerotin with similar density was considered having equal yield strength, and assigned an equivalent material property.