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resilin

resilin A naturally occurring biological rubber, which returns almost to its former shape if deformed, so conserving most of the energy used in its deformation. Resilin contains two unique amino acids (di- and tri-tyrosine) which give it a characteristic, sapphire-blue fluorescence in ultraviolet light.

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elastomer

elastomer (Ĭlăs´təmər), substance having to some extent the elastic properties of natural rubber. The term is sometimes used technically to distinguish synthetic rubbers and rubberlike plastics from natural rubber.

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