Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A carbohydrate oligosaccharide derived from chitin, sometimes used to the absorption of fat

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An amorphous compound, C14H26O10N2, obtained by heating chitin to 180° C. with a very concentrated solution of potassium hydroxid.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Shrimp shells contain chitosan, which binds strongly to tissue and thus seals wounds.

    Band-aid solutions

  • Date: April 29, 2007 5: 25 PM long-term chitosan pharmacists georgia health insurance particular insurance companies your risk of fast weight loss a final cheap generic bontril take americas job bank trials CIALIS lipitor blood pressure myasthenia gravis thoughts keno asthma can be liposuction clearance was cipro an appetite suppressant lexapro Like any medication propecia for the lorazepam is baccarat online bonus costs var r = document. referrer; document. write ( '')

    Horses Mouth February 22, 2007 4:57 PM

  • Made with an extract from shrimp shells called chitosan, the bandage sticks to bleeding tissue and seals the wound.

    CNN Transcript Jan 18, 2007

  • Posted on: Saturday, 27 February 2010, 08: 35 CST The natural-occurring biopolymer known as chitosan is being put forward as an effective alternative to growth-promoting antibiotics

    WN.com - Articles related to Ag official: Colorado agriculture will benefit under Obama's export initiative

  • In a new research, scientists explore the use of a natural-occurring biopolymer known as chitosan as an effective alternative to growth-promoting antibiotics in the diet of ruminants.

    The Biotech Weblog

  • And instead of containing G&Ts, the molds would be doped with a chemical called chitosan, which binds to mercury and could clear the fish of poison as the

    News from The Scientist

  • Posted on: Saturday, 27 February 2010, 08: 35 CST The natural-occurring biopolymer known as chitosan is being put forward as an effective alternative to growth-promoting antibiotics drug rosiglitazone continues unabated, drugmaker GSK Plc's last-ditch effort at salvaging the blockbuster drug drug developers a fresh weapon in the fight against multi-drug resistant bacteria or

    WN.com - Articles related to Asim won’t walk CM’s talk on industry

  • Exposure to ultraviolet rays in sunlight activates the protein, called chitosan, which binds with the broken rings to repair the scratch.

    National Geographic News

  • The secret of the material lies in using molecules made from chitosan, which is derived from the shells of crabs and other crustaceans.

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • University of NSW research fellow Megan Lord spoke at an international tissue engineering conference in Sydney yesterday about how the substance, called chitosan, might work.

    The Canberra Times

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.