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An elastic material formed of cross-linked protein chains, found in insect cuticles, especially in the hinges and ligaments of wings.
- ‘Resilin is one of the most resilient materials around it can be stretched three times its original length without breaking and it owes its bounce-back ability to the special way its molecules are arranged.’
- ‘Resilin is a member of a family of elastic proteins that includes elastin, as well as gluten, gliadin, abductin and spider silks.’
- ‘A team of scientists have copied resilin, the elastic protein that facilitates flight and jumping in insects.’
1960s: from Latin resilire ‘leap back, recoil’ + -in.
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