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chiton


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chiton  \Chi"ton\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  a  chiton  (in  sense  1).] 
  1.  An  under  garment  among  the  ancient  Greeks,  nearly 
  representing  the  modern  shirt. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  a  group  of  gastropod  mollusks,  with  a 
  shell  composed  of  eight  movable  dorsal  plates.  See 
  {Polyplacophora}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chiton 
  n  1:  a  woolen  tunic  worn  by  men  and  women  in  ancient  Greece 
  2:  primitive  elongated  bilaterally  symmetrical  marine  mollusk 
  having  a  mantle  covered  with  eight  calcareous  plates  [syn: 
  {coat-of-mail  shell},  {sea  cradle},  {polyplacophore}] 




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