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[kong-kahy-uh-lin] /kɒŋˈkaɪ ə lɪn/

noun, Biochemistry.
a fibrous protein that forms the iridescent inner layer, as mother-of-pearl, in the shells of mollusks.
a fibrous insoluble protein that forms the basic structure of the shells of molluscs. Formula: C30H48O11N9


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