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Definitions and Synonyms of keratin | Another word for keratin | What is keratin?

Definition 1: a fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails, and hooves - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for keratin in the sense of this definition

(keratin is a kind of ...) a simple protein found in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye

(... is made of the substance keratin) the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

(... is made of the substance keratin) a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss

"he combed his hair" "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"

(... is made of the substance keratin) the material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails

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