chitinophosphatic

adjective

chi·​tin·​o·​phosphatic
¦kītᵊnˌō+
of certain marine shells
: made up of chitin and calcium phosphates
used chiefly of inarticulate brachiopods

Word History

Etymology

chitin + -o- + phosphatic

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“Chitinophosphatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chitinophosphatic. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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