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chi·tin·ous

(kī'tin-ŭs),
Of or relating to chitin.

chi·tin·ous

(kī'tin-ŭs)
Of or relating to chitin.

chitin

(kī′tĭn) [Gr. chiton, tunic]
A polysaccharide that forms the hard exoskeleton of arthropods such as insects and crustaceans. It is also present in the cell walls of some fungi.
chitinous (-nŭs), adjective

chitinous

made of chitin.
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The chitinous skeletal rods found in the efferent side may serve for attachment of muscles that bring about considerable movement of the gill filament (Crofts 1929, Haszprunar 1987).
Attached to the surface are coiled serpulid worm skeletons, muddy or chitinous tube worm casts (Pogonophora) up to 5 cm long, brittle starfish, and benthic foraminifera.
Cricket aficionados such as Pok Karina, 23, who has been chomping the chitinous critters since she was six, say it is simply the good taste that keeps them coming pack to the Phsar Thmey for an insect treat.
It is suggested that this mite and other acarine taxa may be preadapted to shift between arthropod hosts covered with chitinous sclerites and vertebrate hosts covered with keratinous scales.
Also, Chinese chemical fiber mills have successfully developed a number of new fibers such as three-dimensional hollow cored fibers, composite PA/PET fibers and composite PP/PE fibers, soy bean fibers, pupa protein fibers, chitinous fibers and environmentally friendly viscose fibers.
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Fertilized eggs are round to slightly oval and have an outer mamillated layer surrounding a thick, bile-colored chitinous shell.
The soil must have sufficient calcium to enable them to develop their chitinous exoskeleton that is high in calcium carbonate (Sutton 1972).
Table 2 summarizes some of the numerous applications of chitinous materials in different areas of food, agriculture, cosmetics, textile, paper, biomedical, biotechnology, water treatment and removal of radioactive and poisonous metals [8,9,10,11,12,13].
Obviously, a good deal of N in the spent insects was present in unavailable chitinous skeletons.
Latticeworks that look like densely packed bubbles surrounded by a chitinous solid use both interference and scattering to produce an opal-like iridescence.
This happened in oldest Calcofluor marks (located in a less pigmented chitinous area of the lateral wall), which lost fluorescence as a result of the longer elapsed time to examination.