An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

CHITIN   The general name for a group of HORNY, proteinaceous substances, one of which (CONCHIOLIN) is found in PROTOCONCHS, RADULAE, etc.

CHITINOUS   Chitin-like; composed of CHITIN; see also: HORNY.

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