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chitin


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chitin  \Chi"tin\,  n.  [See  {Chiton}.]  (Chem.) 
  A  white  amorphous  horny  substance  forming  the  harder  part  of 
  the  outer  integument  of  insects,  crustacea,  and  various  other 
  invertebrates;  entomolin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chitin 
  n  :  a  tough  semitransparent  horny  substance;  the  principal 
  component  of  the  exoskeletons  of  arthropods  and  the  cell 
  walls  of  certain  fungi 




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