Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) a fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails, and hooves

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Synonyms of Keratin


Alternate forms of Keratin

Hypernyms: albuminoid, scleroprotein

Origin of the word Keratin

  1. "basic substance of horns, nails, feathers, etc.," 1847, from Gk. keras (gen. keratos) "horn" + chemical suffix -in. more

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Words that sound like Keratin

k ration, keratotomy, khartoum, khayr ad-din

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