SYN: keratin.

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cy·to·ker·a·tin (si″to-kerґə-tin) one of the two types of keratin normally found in human tissue, constituting a group of proteins; these are normally found in keratin filaments. Called also soft keratin.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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