keratin

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(ker′ăt-ĭn )

[kerato- + -in]
Any of the durable protein polymers that are found only in epithelial cells and provide structural strength to skin, hair, and nails. The fibrous protein is produced by keratinocytes and may be hard or soft.

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(ker′ăt-ĭn )

[kerato- + -in]
Any of the durable protein polymers that are found only in epithelial cells and provide structural strength to skin, hair, and nails. The fibrous protein is produced by keratinocytes and may be hard or soft.

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