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The fibrous protein that is responsible for the strength and water resistance of the skin surface is 


  1. Keratohyalin 
  2. Collagen  
  3. Elastin 
  4. Keratin 


Solution

The correct option is D Keratin 

Keratin is an important protein present in the epidermis which provides strength and water resistance to the skin. It is a major component of skin derivatives like hair, horns and hooves in animals. 

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