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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A tough semitransparent horny substance.

Usage examples (37)
  • They break down chitin, which is the second most abundant carbohydrate in nature after cellulose.
  • The cell walls of fungal cells contain a  carbohydrate called chitin not found in plant cell walls.
  • The beetle's back and the crab's shell owe their toughness to a common compound called chitin that n ...
  • chitin inhibitors disrupt the synthesis of chitin. for more
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