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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
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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
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