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Meaning of "chitinous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHITINOUS

chitinous  [ˈkaɪtɪnəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHITINOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chitinous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CHITINOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chitinous

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 chitinous in the English dictionary

The definition of chitinous in the dictionary is of or relating to chitin.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHITINOUS


almightiness
ɔːlˈmaɪtɪnəs
bittiness
ˈbɪtɪnəs
crotchetiness
ˈkrɒtʃɪtɪnəs
dustiness
ˈdʌstɪnəs
emptiness
ˈɛmptɪnəs
fidgetiness
ˈfɪdʒɪtɪnəs
flightiness
ˈflaɪtɪnəs
fruitiness
ˈfruːtɪnəs
gelatinous
dʒɪˈlætɪnəs
glutinous
ˈɡluːtɪnəs
grittiness
ˈɡrɪtɪnəs
keratinous
kəˈrætɪnəs
mateyness
ˈmeɪtɪnəs
matiness
ˈmeɪtɪnəs
mountainous
ˈmaʊntɪnəs
mutinous
ˈmjuːtɪnəs
nuttiness
ˈnʌtɪnəs
ricketiness
ˈrɪkɪtɪnəs
unprettiness
ʌnˈprɪtɪnəs
uppityness
ˈʌpɪtɪnəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHITINOUS

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHITINOUS

aluminous
bituminous
cartilaginous
conterminous
coterminous
heinous
luminous
mucilaginous
mucinous
nous
numinous
oleaginous
ominous
pulchritudinous
resinous
ruinous
spinous
tendinous
vertiginous
villainous
voluminous

Synonyms and antonyms of chitinous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chitinous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHITINOUS

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

Translator English - Chinese

几丁质
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chitinous
570 millions of speakers

English

chitinous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

chitinous
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كيتيني
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хитиновый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chitinous
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

chitinous
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chitine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chitinous
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Chitinpanzer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

キチン質の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

키틴질
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chitinous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kitin
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயிர்பொருளினோட்டுக்குரிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिटणीस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

chitinous
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chitinous
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chitynowej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хітиновий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chitinous
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

chitinous
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chitienagtige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chitinous
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

chitinous
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chitinous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHITINOUS»

The term «chitinous» is normally little used and occupies the 116.455 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHITINOUS» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHITINOUS»

Discover the use of chitinous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chitinous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Annals and Magazine of Natural History: Zoology, Botany, ...
thickenings of the hypodermis; in the full-grown larva the wing appears as a crescentiform lobe standing free from the hypodermis and between that and the chitinous membrane. _ The wing-rudiments grow directly outwards, and do not lie , ...
2
Report
Claspette a sub- apical group consisting of two very stout, chitinous spines with strongly curved acute tips, a more slender one close beside them, and slightly removed another small group of about six spines and a spatulate organ, the tip of  ...
New York State Museum, 1906
3
The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West ...
The scales may even be absent altogether, as in Joblotia, where they are represented by single spinose tubercles, or in Megarhinus by a chitinous plate. In other cases, as Uranotania and Anopheles, there is a plate with a series of teeth along ...
Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab, 1912
4
Annual Report
... with curved, chitinous spines subapically versicolor n. sp., C 617 bbb Scutellum dark brown ; abdomen dark fuscous yellowish ; antennal segments with a subapical chitinous collar c Chitinous collar on antennal segments apparently incised; ...
New York State Museum, 1908
5
Publications. Entomology
At the lateral extremities of the basal rim, in the region of the cephaloventral angle of the ninth tergum, there sometimes arise arched chitinous lamellae that extend in a complementary manner to the penis sheath, partially or entirely encircling ...
Cornell University. Agricultural Experiment Station, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, 1920
6
Bulletin
Claspette a sub- apical group consisting of two very stout, chitinous spines with strongly curved acute tips, a more slender one close beside them, and slightly removed another small group of about six spines and a spatu- late organ, the tip of ...
7
The Journal of Hygiene
1 and 2), the chitin shows irregular external longitudinal ridges which correspond to the finger-like protrusions which point upward from the (black) chitinous plate in the upper part of the figure. Exceedingly fine chitinous hairs are attached to ...
George Henry Falkiner Nuttall, 1903
8
Report on Injurious and Other Insects
Claspette a sub- apical group consisting of two very stout, chitinous spines with strongly curved acute tips, a more slender one close beside them, and slightly removed another small group of about six spines and a spatulate organ, the tip of  ...
New York (State). State Entomologist, 1905
9
Annual Report on the Injurious and Other Insects of the ...
Claspette a sub- apical group consisting of two very stout, chitinous spines with strongly curved acute tips, a more slender one close beside them, and slightly removed another small group of about six spines and a spatu- late organ, the tip of ...
New York (State) State Entomologist, 1904
10
The Siphonophora of the Siboga Expedition
In one of its folds we find the chitinous layer (f.py.) enveloped by the secondary ectoderm. Further on (on glass 1 1 III 3 sketch fig. 127 III) we find that the air- funnel has preserved its branched appearance and comes into closer connection with ...
Albertine D. Lens, 1908

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHITINOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chitinous is used in the context of the following news items.
1
These California Brewers Are Dying Beer with Bugs
... beer tasted like a dry Irish stout, though its sharp, roasty flavor was tinged with a subtle, metallic quality that hinted at the chitinous additive. «Munchies_ Food by VICE, Jul 15»
2
Exploring Immortality in Bangkok
... that look every way but normal—conjoined, cyclopedic, hydrocephalic, anencephalic and harlequin, with chitinous skin and insectoid eyes. «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»
3
Scientists Discover Hades, The Centipede From Hell
It also has a strong mandible, which it can use to bite into its prey, as it usually consists of insects that are covered in a hard chitinous shell, that ... «The Silver Ink, Jul 15»
4
He ain't heavy (he's only 11)
You reconcile with these chitinous truths, using as leverage dust-thin superficialities - cheap rent, delicious food, proximity to Unesco World ... «Bangkok Post, Jun 15»
5
E3 2015: Gears 4 Announced With Gameplay
... decoration and pulsating eggs, leading up to a familiar slog of heavy gunplay and chainsaw action against their chitinous, slavering enemies. «n3rdabl3, Jun 15»
6
Billions of Blue Jellyfish Setting Sail for Beaches
Velella are outfitted with a stiff, chitinous sail that catches the breeze like a ship does. Because the sail angles against the eastern Pacific's ... «Live Science, May 15»
7
Velella sightings abound on Malibu beaches
Velella is a long-distance traveler, propelled across vast areas of the open ocean by a transparent, chitinous “sail.” Just like man-made sailing ... «Malibu Surfside News, May 15»
8
Scientists find 13 exotic freshwater species in Tamil Nadu
The most obvious external features are distinct segmentation, presence of chitinous chaetae and, in mature specimens, a clitellum. "The survey ... «Economic Times, Apr 15»
9
This Cosplay of D'vorah from Mortal Kombat X Will Take Your Breath …
Particularly striking is her superb make-up emulating her distinct markings and her chitinous visage. Take a look at some of her excellent ... «Twinfinite, Apr 15»
10
This Earth Day, Let's Not Forget the Decades'...
Since that is not the case, I won't husband the chitinous crescents, but will throw them away. I mention this in case there's a show trial later and I ... «National Review Online, Apr 15»

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