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Chitinous

Definition

adjective

Of, pertaining to, or relating to chitin.


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Word origin: Latin chit┼Źn, mollusk


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Re: Chitinous

Sounds right on everything that I've seen (which doesn't cover half of what you put). I know a large portion of arthropod deaths occur during molting, so having to shed it is a definite drawback, but given the distribution of arthropods, saying its still a net benefit is an huge understatement. I al...

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by Chroma
Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Chitinous
Replies: 6
Views: 5228

Chitinous

What are some disadvantages of having a chitinous exoskeleton?

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by lch2732
Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Chitinous
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Why do you keep talking about species

... Moss animals Moss animals, sea mats Lophophore, no pedicle, ciliated tentacles about 5,000 living species Chaetognatha Longhair jaw Arrow worms Chitinous spines either side of head, fins about 100 modern species Chordata Cord Chordates Hollow dorsal nervous chord, notochord, pharyngeal slits, ...

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by gamila
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:35 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do you keep talking about species
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Endoskeleton vs chitinous exoskeleton

In an attemp to try an explan how the adaptation of an endoskeleton have increased the evolotionary success of the organisms that posses them, my text book gave the following reasons : Although stiffness provides support for muscles, exoskeleton is not as strong as an endoskeleton Endoskeleton does ...

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by fran008
Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Endoskeleton vs chitinous exoskeleton
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Views: 15873


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