chitinase
n. [Gr. chiton, tunic; -asis, denoting enzymes]
An enzyme, or family of enzymes capable of decomposing chitin; found in molting fluid and as a secretion from chitinovores.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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