Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as chitin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) See chitin.

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  • noun dated, rare chitin

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek insect.

Examples

  • Chitin: the material forming the hard parts of the insect body; it is a secretion (or a metamorphosis?) of the epidermis, differing from horn by its insolubility in boiling liquor potassae: = elytra, entomolin.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

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