Definition of “chitin” - English Dictionary

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“chitin” in British English

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chitinnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkaɪ.tɪn/ us /ˈkaɪ.tən/ specialized

a hard substance in the outer shell of insects and animals such as shrimp and lobster, and in the cell walls of some fungi

(Definition of “chitin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“chitin” in American English

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chitinnoun [ U ]

/ˈkɑɪ·tən/

biology a strong substance in the outer covering of insects and animals such as lobsters, and in the cell walls of some fungi

(Definition of “chitin” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)