Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

chitin, chitinous, chitinized

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (C)
No Taxon chitin, chitinous, chitinized
Pronunciation
Kye-tun
Identification
chitin noun, adjective chitinous - a structural carbohydrate polymer which is a major component of the exoskeleton of arthropods.
chitinized adjective - having more chitin than normal, and therefore harder and stiffer.
See Also
chitin
Internet References
Wikipedia--Chitin