name: structural constituent of egg coat
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def: "The action of a molecule that contributes to the structural integrity of an egg coat. An egg coat is a specialized extracellular matrix that surrounds the ovum of animals. The egg coat provides structural support and can play an essential role in oogenesis, fertilization and early development." [PMID:16944418, PMID:17163408]
synonym: "structural constituent of vitelline envelope" NARROW [PMID:16944418, PMID:17163408]
synonym: "structural constituent of zona pellucida" NARROW [PMID:16944418, PMID:17163408]
is_a: GO:0005201 ! extracellular matrix structural constituent
relationship: occurs_in: GO:0035805 ! egg coat
intersection_of: GO:0005198 ! structural molecule activity
intersection_of: occurs_in GO:0035805 ! egg coat
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