Origin of chitin
Examples from the Web for chitinous
The outer layer is contained in a chitinous membrane which spreads out over the base of the sponge.Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa|Nelson Annandale
The testis is single, and its duct opens into the intestine and is provided with two chitinous spicules.
On this distended receptacle appear several darker plates; these are the remains of the chitinous parts of the primitive wings.The Industries of Animals|Frdric Houssay
They are strong, recurved, chitinous, structures which prop up the body of the larva when it creeps and wriggles.The Flea|Harold Russell
The chitinous shell is hyaline and plastic to a slight extent, so that the body is capable of some change in shape.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole|Gary N. Calkins
Word Origin for chitin
1836, from French chitine, from Greek khiton "frock, tunic," of soldiers, "coat of mail," used metaphorically for "any coat or covering." "Probably an Oriental word" [Liddell & Scott]. Klein compares Hebrew kuttoneth, Aramaic kittana, Arabic kattan "linen."