Chitosan definition

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A polysaccharide derived from chitin, that absorbs heavy metals while in solution: it is used in industry, esp. to purify waste water.
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(organic chemistry) A carbohydrate oligosaccharide derived from chitin, sometimes used to the absorption of fat.
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Noun

Singular:
chitosan
Plural:
chitosans