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OTHER WORDS FROM chitinchi·tin·ous, chi·tin·oid, adjective
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The process also would work for the chitin in insect shells.
After a chemical treatment that makes it easier to use, chitin becomes “chitosan.”
There is a thick chitinous membrane at the base of the sponge.Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa|Nelson Annandale
Corresponding changes have taken place in the head and in the chitinous and muscular structure.Parallel Paths|Thomas William Rolleston
There are also on the last segment a double and two single black chitinous plates.Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2)|August Weismann
These are a pair of chitinous rods which lie ventral to the notochord and in the collar region unite to form a single mass.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
The fine chitinous tubule is especially conspicuous in connection with these largest goblets.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell