- Of or relating to chitin.
* * *chi·tin·ous (kiґtin-əs) composed of or of the nature of chitin.
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Chitinous — Chi ti*nous, a. Having the nature of chitin; consisting of, or containing, chitin. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
chitinous — chitin ► NOUN Biochemistry ▪ a fibrous substance which forms the exoskeleton of arthropods and the cell walls of fungi. DERIVATIVES chitinous adjective. ORIGIN Greek khit n (see CHITON(Cf. ↑C)) … English terms dictionary
chitinous — adjective see chitin … New Collegiate Dictionary
chitinous — adj. [Gr. chiton, tunic] (ARTHROPODA) Composed of or resembling chitin, a colorless, hard amorphous compound; seen as the principal constituent of the hard covering of insects and crustaceans, the horny material as in the ligament of bivalve… … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
chitinous — See chitin. * * * … Universalium
chitinous — adjective Made of, pertaining to, or resembling chitin … Wiktionary
chitinous — adj. pertaining to chitin (horny material covering the bodies of arthropods) … English contemporary dictionary
chitinous — chi·tin·ous … English syllables
chitinous — adjective of or resembling chitin • Pertains to noun: ↑chitin • Derivationally related forms: ↑chitin … Useful english dictionary
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