Definition of Ceratin

1. Noun. A fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails, and hooves.

Exact synonyms: Keratin
Substance meronyms: Feather, Plumage, Plume, Hair, Horn
Generic synonyms: Albuminoid, Scleroprotein



Definition of Ceratin

1. keratin [n -S] - See also: keratin

Medical Definition of Ceratin

1. A protein that is a primary constituent of hair, nails and skin. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ceratin

ceramides
ceramist
ceramists
ceramo-metal casting
ceramology
cerargyrite
ceras
cerasin
cerasins
cerastium
cerata
cerate
cerated
cerates
ceratin (current term)
ceratins
ceratitid
ceratitids
ceratitis
cerato-
ceratobranchial
ceratobranchials
ceratocricoid
ceratocricoid ligament
ceratocricoid muscle
ceratodus
ceratoduses
ceratoglossus
ceratohyal

Literary usage of Ceratin

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Control of Solms' method by means of the Mette test was made in ceratin cases by Dr. Farr and reported by us in connection with another phase of pepsin ..."

2. The Word by Harold Waldwin Percival (1912)
"I think she added that she had not heard it since the death of the old lady; but of this I am not ceratin. Now, that aunt must have been dead for at least ..."

3. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1825)
"An act to make provision, In ceratin cases, for the wives and families of' serjeants, corporals, drummers, and privates, serving in the militia of Ireland. ..."

4. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"Teeth and sockets are absent in many forms with ceratin (horn-like) shells; these are therefore known as the ..."

5. The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters and Sculptors by Allan Cunningham (1834)
"... ranked with the Lamias of antiquity, the mermaids of the middle ages, and the krakens which ceratin navigators continue to see upon the coast of Norway. ..."

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