[ US /ˈkɛɹətən, ˈkɛɹətɪn/ ]
[ UK /kˈɛɹɐtˌɪn/ ]
  1. 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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How To Use keratin In A Sentence

  • To characterize the effect of the sample preparation procedure on the keratin structure, WAXS patterns were recorded for three groups of four horsehair fibers.
  • In addition to the tubules, the epithelial cells may also form nests, cords, single cells, micropapillae, and keratinous cysts.
  • The invention also relates to a cosmetic care or make-up process for a keratinous material.
  • Zinc is required for the incorporation of cystine into keratin.
  • Keratin expression is typical of epithelial differentiation in carcinomas and some sarcomas.
  • And I, helplessly impaled upon it's keratinous trident! Grade A Twats
  • In half the specimens studied these lesions were found only after careful examination of numerous sections and staining with an anti-cytokeratin antibody.
  • They are unable to grow in living tissues but instead can multiply in structures containing keratin.
  • Spadefoots are so-named for the large, keratinous metatarsal tubercles that are internally supported by a well-ossified prehallux, located on the outside edges of their feet.
  • These fibres are surrounded by a matrix of disorderly keratin-like proteins cross-linked by sulphur atoms, like steel cables embedded in concrete.
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