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Meaning of CHITIN

Pronunciation:  'kItin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a tough semitransparent horny substance; the principal component of the exoskeletons of arthropods and the cell walls of certain fungi
 

CHITIN is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: polyose, polysaccharide

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chi"tin\, n. [See {Chiton}.] (Chem.)
A white amorphous horny substance forming the harder part of
the outer integument of insects, crustacea, and various other
invertebrates; entomolin.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A polysaccharide that serves as a structural molecule in the shells of insects and crustaceans and in the flesh of fungi.
 

 

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