chitin

(KY-tin)

A type of polysaccharide (sugar molecule) that is made by some plants and animals. The hard outer shell of shrimp, lobsters, and many insects is made of chitin.

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Pronunciation of dictionary term "quitina"

Tipo de polisacárido (molécula de azúcar) elaborado por algunas plantas y animales. El caparazón exterior duro de los camarones, las langostas y muchos insectos está hecho de quitina.