HyperDic: chitin

English > 1 sense of the word chitin:
NOUNsubstancechitina tough semitransparent horny substance
English > chitin: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA tough semitransparent horny substance; the principal component of the exoskeletons of arthropods and the cell walls of certain fungi.
Broaderpolysaccharide, polyoseAny of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules
SubstancesglucosamineAn amino derivative of glucose that is a component of many polysaccharides
Adjectiveschitinousof or resembling chitin

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