Chitinous Chi"ti*nous, a. Having the nature of chitin; consisting of, or containing, chitin. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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 — Of or relating to chitin. * * * chi·tin·ous (kiґtin əs) composed of or of the nature of chitin …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • chitinous cradle — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Chitinized arms or bars that form the endoskeleton of the head of scale insects …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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