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The exoskeleton of crabs contains chitin, one of the most abundant biodegradable materials in the world.
Unlike plants, the cell walls of mushrooms are lined with a fibrous substance called chitin, which makes them strong and flexible.
These contain chitin, which has potential uses in makeup, soil amendments and biomedical products.
Urban and co-author Biswajit Ghosh, also of the University of Southern Mississippi, created the compound by mixing chitosan—a derivative of chitin, the main component of arthropod exoskeletons—
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Origin and Etymology of chitin
First Known Use: circa 1839See Words from the same year
medical Definition of chitin
chitinousplay \ˈkīt-ᵊn-əs, ˈkīt-nəs\ adjective
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