Definition of Resilin

1. Noun. (biology) An elastic protein found in the exoskeletons of insects, facilitating, for example, folding wings or jumping relatively great distances. ¹



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Definition of Resilin

1. an elastic substance in the cuticles of many insects [n -S]

Medical Definition of Resilin

1. Amorphous rubber like protein found in insect cuticle: similar to elastin, though there is no fibre formation. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Resilin

resigns
resile
resiled
resilence
resilenced
resilences
resilencing
resiles
resiliant
resilience
resiliences
resiliencies
resiliency
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resiliently
resilin (current term)
resiling
resilins
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resilitions
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resilvers
resimulation
resimulations
resin
resin acid
resin acids
resin cement

Literary usage of Resilin

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1. Eat Your Food! Gastronomical Glory from Garden to Gut: A Coastalfields ...by Aaron Brachfeld, Aaron Brachfeld and Mary Choate, Mary Choate by Aaron Brachfeld, Aaron Brachfeld and Mary Choate, Mary Choate (2007)
"They achieve these amazing distances not just by muscle-power alone: their legs contain a protein called resilin, which acts like elastic and helps to ..."

2. Biopolymers: Making Materials Nature's Way by Office of Technology Assessment, United States, Congress (1993)
"Another protein similar to elastin is resilin, a rubberlike polymer found in insects. See Science, "Heeding the Call of the Wild, " vol. 253, Aug. ..."

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