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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—
Unlike plants, the cell walls of mushrooms are lined with a fibrous substance called chitin, which makes them strong and flexible.
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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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