(comparative more chitinous, superlative most chitinous)
- Made of, pertaining to, or resembling chitin.
Variant of chitin
a tough, horny polysaccharide, (CHNO), secreted by the epidermis and forming the main bulk of the outer covering of insects, crustaceans, etc.
Origin of chitinFrench chitine ; from Classical Greek chitōn: see chiton