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chitosan

[ kahy-tuh-san ]
/ ˈkaɪ təˌsæn /
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noun Chemistry.

a derivative of chitin, used in waste-water treatment.

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Origin of chitosan

1890–95; chit(in) + -ose2 + -an, special use of -an
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