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Meaning of "chitin" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHITIN

From French chitine, from Greek khitōnchiton + -in.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHITIN

chitin  [ˈkaɪtɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHITIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chitin is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHITIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chitin

Chitin

Chitin n is a long-chain polymer of a N-acetylglucosamine, a derivative of glucose, and is found in many places throughout the natural world. It is the main component of the cell walls of fungi, the exoskeletons of arthropods such as crustaceans and insects, the radulae of molluscs, and the beaks and internal shells of cephalopods, including squid and octopuses. The structure of chitin is comparable to the polysaccharide cellulose, forming crystalline nanofibrils or whiskers. In terms of function, it may be compared to the protein keratin. Chitin has also proven useful for several medical and industrial purposes. In butterfly wing scales, chitin is often organized into stacks of nano-layers or nano-sticks made of chitin nanocrystals that produce various iridescent colors by thin-film interference: similar, analogous structures made of keratin are found in iridescent bird plumage.

Definition of chitin in the English dictionary

The definition of chitin in the dictionary is a polysaccharide that is the principal component of the exoskeletons of arthropods and of the bodies of fungi.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHITIN


acetin
ˈæsɪtɪn
amanitin
ˌæməˈnaɪtɪn
bulletin
ˈbʊlɪtɪn
chondroitin
kɒnˈdrəʊɪtɪn
ferritin
ˈfɛrɪtɪn
Keewatin
kiːˈweɪtɪn
palmitin
ˈpælmɪtɪn
phenacetin
fɪˈnæsɪtɪn
phytin
ˈfaɪtɪn
precipitin
prɪˈsɪpɪtɪn
quercetin
ˈkwɜːsɪtɪn
quercitin
ˈkwɜːsɪtɪn
tripalmitin
traɪˈpælmɪtɪn
ubiquitin
juːˈbɪkwɪtɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHITIN

chit
Chita
chital
chitarrone
chitarroni
chitchat
chitchatted
chitchatting
chitinoid
chitinous
chitlings
chitlins
chiton
chitosan
Chittagong
chitter
chittering
chitterlings
chitty

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHITIN

actin
biotin
cake tin
chromatin
Curtin
gabapentin
gelatin
gratin
keratin
Latin
martin
matin
patin
Putin
rutin
Saint Martin
Saint-Quentin
satin
tin
Tintin

Synonyms and antonyms of chitin in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chitin» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHITIN

Find out the translation of chitin to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chitin from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chitin» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

甲壳素
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quitina
570 millions of speakers

English

chitin
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

काइटिन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كيتين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хитин
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quitina
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

chitin
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chitine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chitin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Chitin
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

キチン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

키틴
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chitin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chitin
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கைட்டின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिटिन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kitin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chitina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chityny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хітин
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chitină
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χιτίνης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chitien
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kitin
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kitin
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chitin

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHITIN»

The term «chitin» is regularly used and occupies the 79.994 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHITIN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «chitin» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «chitin» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chitin

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHITIN»

Discover the use of chitin in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chitin and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Chitin: Fulfilling a Biomaterials Promise
This book is an ideal guide for both industrialists and researchers with a vested interest in commercializing chitin.
Eugene Khor, 2014
2
Chitin and Chitinases
After a short presentation of this polysaccharide in the environment, the first part of this work is devoted to chitin biosynthesis in vitro and in vivo.
P. Jolles, R.A.A. Muzzarelli, 1999
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Chitin: Formation and Diagenesis
However, the present volume deals with a wide variety of biogeochemical and organic geochemical aspects of this vital macromolecule written by leading authors and experts in the field.
Neal S. Gupta, 2010
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Material Science of Chitin and Chitosan
For this book the most active authors in the field summarize the basics and applications of chitin and chitosan, keeping in mind their importance in contemporary science and technology.
Tadashi Uragami, Seichi Tokura, 2010
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Natural chelating polymers: alginic acid, chitin, and chitosan
Good,No Highlights,No Markup,all pages are intact, Slight Shelfwear,may have the corners slightly dented, may have slight color changes/slightly damaged spine.
Riccardo A. A. Muzzarelli, 1973
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Chitin in Allergic Immunity
Allergic and parasitic helminth immunity is characterized by infiltration of tissues with IL-4- and IL-13-expressing cells, including Th2 cells, eosinophils and basophils.
Tiffany A. Reese, 2007
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Applications of Chitan and Chitosan
This book provides an examination of the state of the art, and discusses new applications as well as potential products. Applications of Chitin and Chitosan deals almost exclusively with applications.
Mattheus F. A. Goosen, 1997
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Fungal Cell Wall: Structure, Synthesis, and Assembly
We owe the name of the polysaccharide to Odier108 who isolated it from the elytra of May beetles and coined the designation "chitine" or chitin from the Greek XITOW (frock, tunic), and recalled, "It is most remarkable to find out in the insect ...
José Ruiz-Herrera, 1991
9
Biopolymers from Renewable Resources
intractability of chitin results in mostly heterogeneous reaction conditions, which do yield many useful derivatives. While there are some solvent systems available for the direct dissolution of chitin, chitosan solutions and hydrogels are much ...
David Kaplan, 1998
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Handbook of Fungal Biotechnology
1 INTRODUCTION Chitin is said to be the second most abundant compound on Earth, only cellulose being more abundant. As such, chitin may be considered the most abundant nitrogenous substance in nature. Chemically, chitin may be ...
Dilip K. Arora, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHITIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chitin is used in the context of the following news items.
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Squid Beak Proteins Inspire scientists for Hip, Knee Implants
Squid beaks comprise of interlinked chitin fibres, similar to that in insects and crustaceans, as well as concentrated liquid protein solution that ... «Biotechin.Asia, Jul 15»
2
Fish fashion flourishes; now salmon skin is 'in'
Coming this fall is a line of clothing and textiles made from a polymer in crab and shrimp shells called chitin. It's applications range from ... «Homer Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Southeast Business Launches New Line of Aqua-fabrics
Coming this fall is a line of clothing and textiles made from a polymer in crab and shrimp shells called chitin, whose applications range from ... «SitNews, Jul 15»
4
Juneau entrepreneurs turning salmon skin into wallets, belts
Coming this fall is a line of clothing and textiles made from a polysaccharide in crab and shrimp shells called chitin, whose applications range ... «Alaska Dispatch News, Jul 15»
5
Architect's future 'Vegetal Cities' merge nature with the man-made …
The outer walls forming the habitarbres facings are made of a skin-based translucent or transparent proteins inspired chitin dragonfly wings. «Treehugger, Jun 15»
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Seafood entrepreneur: Upcycling Alaska's seafood waste
In the $64 billion chitin wholesale industry, the organic compound found in shellfish exoskeletons is often ground up and put through a series of ... «Undercurrent News, Jun 15»
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Shrimp 'Hammer' Could Inspire Armor, Football Helmets, Car Frames
The composite fiber is made of chitin, which is also found in marine shells and insect exoskeletons – but it is arrange in a helicoidal form that ... «Laboratory Equipment, Jun 15»
8
Conquering Pests in Commercial Kitchens
There are two types of IGRs used in the pest management industry: Juvenile hormone analogues and chitin synthesis inhibitors. Both groups of ... «PCT Magazine, Jun 15»
9
Researchers Come Up With Tough Armor And Helmet Designs …
Chitin, the same substance found in many other crustacean shells and exoskeletons, comprises the composite material that makes up the club. «Tech Times, Jun 15»
10
Armor Yourself In The Same Megatough Material As This Boxing …
The club itself is made of chitin, the same material that makes up the exoskeletons of other arthropod bodies. In the mantis shrimp's club, the ... «Popular Science, Jun 15»

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