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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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However, unlike brachiopods, they are not enclosed within paired shells but construct chitinous tubes.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the adsorption features of adsorbents from chitinous and agricultural residues with respect to removal of chlorophenols, chemical oxygen demand (COD), Total oil and grease (TOG), nitrate, ammonia and turbidity from petrochemical wastewater.
Some specimens with everted pharynx opening into two falcate chitinous jaws (Fig.
Initially, hydrated iron oxide (ferrihydrite) crystals nucleate on a fiber-like chitinous (complex sugar) organic template.
Its chitinous abdominal rings are dark with light grayyellowish hairs.
The chitinous peaks of a horseshoe crab's shell are 'rather like the perky eyebrows I associate with clerics of a certain age'; seaweed 'swirls like a saucy Spanish skirt.
Pathology result was reported as granuloma formation and giant cells developed in reaction to hyaline chitinous membrane.
5% sodium dodecyl sulfate (a detergent) and glass beads that serve to shear the chitinous cell wall (Rakeman et al.
The fact that chitotriosidase is able to degrade colloidal chitin and the chitin in the cell wall prompted the hypothesis that chitotriosidase might play a role in the defense against chitinous human pathogens, such as Candida albicans.
Nearly all of the dorsal side of the basiphallus, is strengthened by a pair of chitinous strips, while the ventral side is a stiff membrane with a series of transverse folds.