(noun; Greek hexi
, six; Greek meros
, part; Biochemistry -in
, a protein)): (Arthropoda
) A hexameric protein used as a storage protein in the insect fat body
or arthropod hemolymph
and incorporated into structures such as the cuticle.
Telfer WH and JG Kunkel. (1991). THE FUNCTION AND EVOLUTION OF INSECT STORAGE HEXAMERS. Ann Rev Entomol 36: 205-28.