[ UK /t‍ʃˈɪtɪn/ ]
  1. a tough semitransparent horny substance; the principal component of the exoskeletons of arthropods and the cell walls of certain fungi
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How To Use chitin In A Sentence

  • Owing to different structures of cotton fiber and chitin fiber, they have differentadsorbability to reactive dyestuffs.
  • Obtected: applied to pupae when they are covered with a chitinous case which confines and conceals all appendages, though their outlines may be marked on the surface: see free, and coarctate. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
  • It would stand at least four meters tall, if it had enough room to stand comfortably in, its leathery gray skin was covered in patches of chitin, and its mouth was beaked.
  • The natural biological organism derived materials included mainly collagen, fibrin gelatum, hyaluronic acid, chitin and natural extracellular matrix after acellular disposal, etc.
  • To obtain a precise stratigraphic range for the radiolarian fauna, biostratigraphic analysis on the co-occurring microfossils, conodonts, chitinozoans, and graptolites, was also carried out.
  • In addition, examination of the chitinous cuticle that covers the surface of the infundibulum reveals a remarkable array of tiny pegs or ‘denticles’.
  • A chitinous exoskeleton is not rigid enough to support a mass of that size.
  • The Discinids are a small long-lived group of inarticulate brachiopods with chitinophosphatic shells.
  • They are the earliest well-known complex three-dimensional trace fossils; mostly small, chitinous, calcareous, and phosphatic elements of problematic affinity.
  • Between late stage 16 and mid-stage 17 the apical plasma membrane of epidermal cells forms regular corrugations called apical undulae (au), at the tip of which chitin synthesis takes place, while secretion occurs at the valley between the corrugations (D). PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
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