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  • (chemistry) A complex polysaccharide, a polymer of N-acetylglucosamine, found in the exoskeletons of arthropods and in the cell walls of fungi; thought to be responsible for some forms of asthma in humans
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Chi"tin (?), n. [See Chiton.] (Chem.) A white amorphous horny substance forming the harder part of the outer integument of insects, crustacea, and various other invertebrates; entomolin.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



Chitin, a white horny substance found in the exoskeleton of several invertebrate animals.
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