chitinophosphatic

adjective
chi·​tin·​o·​phosphatic | \ ¦kītᵊnˌō+ \

Definition of chitinophosphatic

of certain marine shells
: made up of chitin and calcium phosphates used chiefly of inarticulate brachiopods

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History and Etymology for chitinophosphatic

chitin + -o- + phosphatic

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“Chitinophosphatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chitinophosphatic. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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