chitinovore
n. [Gr. chiton, tunic; L. vorare, to devour]
A micro- organism with the ability to digest chitin; see chitinophilus.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • chitinophilus — adj. [Gr. chiton, tunic; philos, loving] Pertaining to micro organisms found in association with chitin and thought to derive nourishment from it; see chitinovore …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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