conchiolin


conchiolin
n. [L. concha, shell]
(MOLLUSCA)
The organic component forming the thin outer layer of the shell; conchin; see nacre.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Conchiolin — (auch Conchin, Conchyolin, oder Conchyn) ist ein komplexes Protein und ein Hauptbestandteil der Cuticula (Periostracum, Außenhaut) der Schale von Weichtieren sowie der Matrix, welche die Aragonit Kristalle im Perlmutt verkittet. Diese Matrix… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Conchiolin — (Chem.), eine von Schloßberger in den Schalen der Conchylien entdeckte organische Substanz, welche dem Chitin der Gliederthiere sehr ähnlich ist …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • conchiolin — [käŋ kī′ə lin] n. [< L concha, a mussel (see CONCH) + OL2 + IN1] an albuminoid protein of mollusks, forming the main portion of the organic matrix of the shell …   English World dictionary

  • Conchiolin — The shell of Stenotrema florida, a land snail. The periostracum is an organic layer of protein which, in this species, is developed into minute hairs, giving the snail a velvety look and feel Conchiolin (sometimes referred to as conchin) and… …   Wikipedia

  • Conchiolin — Con|chi|o|lin [lat. concha = Muschel], das; s, e: svw. ↑ Conchagen. * * * Conchiolin   das, s, Gerüsteiweißstoff der Muschel und Schneckenschalen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • conchiolin — /kong kuy euh lin/, n. Biochem. a fibrous protein that forms the iridescent inner layer, as mother of pearl, in the shells of mollusks. [1865 70; CONCH + I + ol ( < L olus OLE1) + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • conchiolin — noun Any of a group of proteins which, together with polysaccharides and calcium carbonate, makes up the shells of molluscs …   Wiktionary

  • conchiolin — con·chi·o·lin …   English syllables

  • conchiolin — …   Useful english dictionary

  • conchiolin osteomyelitis — a condition seen in workers in mother of pearl, probably due to the inhaled dust being deposited in the bone marrow. Cf. coniosis …   Medical dictionary


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