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a horny polysaccharide, the principal constituent of shells of arthropods and shards of beetles, and found in certain fungi.
A linear polymer of N-acetyl-d-glucosamine, linked β(1→4), similar in structure to cellulose; the second most abundant polysaccharide in nature, comprising the horny substance in the exoskeleton of beetles, crabs, and certain microorganisms, as well as in some plants and fungi.
A nitrogen-containing polysaccharide that is a tough, protective, semitransparent substance and is the principal component of arthropod exoskeletons and the cell walls of certain fungi.
A polymer of N-acetyl-d-glucosamine similar in structure to cellulose and the second most abundant polysaccharide in nature, comprising the horny substance in the exoskeleton of beetles, crabs, certain microorganisms, and other life forms.