Definition of sclerotin in English:

sclerotin

noun

Biochemistry
  • A structural protein which forms the cuticles of insects and is hardened and darkened by a natural tanning process in which protein chains are cross-linked by quinone groups.

Origin

1940s: from sclero- ‘hardened’, on the pattern of such words as keratin.

Pronunciation

sclerotin

/ˈskli(ə)rətn/