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Definition of "chitinous" [chi•ti•nous]

  • Made of, pertaining to, or resembling chitin. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "chitinous" in a sentence
  • "Even as you read these lines (relativistically speaking), some alien eye or eyes, perhaps set in chitinous, horny lids, are perplexedly scanning one of a pair of argyles which you lost last Tuesday."
  • "Owing to its peculiar nature, the hard outer skin, which is of horny, or, as it is called, 'chitinous' nature, cannot grow gradually, and so the skin has to be cast off periodically."
  • "Red and very clear, it shone on her chitinous tummy."