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Chitinous

chitinous

ˈkaɪtɪnəs
Of or relating to chitin, a polysaccharide component of the cell wall of certain funti and the exoskeleton of insects

Definition

adjective
chi·tin·ous, ˈkaɪtɪnəs
Of, pertaining to, or relating to chitin

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