Sunday, October 30, 2005
TM Word Of The Day
chi�tin �� (ktn) KEY �
- A tough, protective, semitransparent substance, primarily a nitrogen-containing polysaccharide, forming the principal component of arthropod exoskeletons and the cell walls of certain fungi.
French chitine : New Latin chitn, mollusk (from Greek khitn, chiton; see chiton ) + -ine 2