n. [Gr. chiton, tunic; izein, cause to be]
The process of depositing chitin, or being chitinized; chitinized adj..

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Chitinization — Chi ti*ni*za tion, n. The process of becoming chitinous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chitinization — chi·tin·i·za·tion …   English syllables

  • chitinization — ˌkītənə̇ˈzāshən noun ( s) Etymology: chitin + ization : the process of becoming chitinous : the state of being chitinous …   Useful english dictionary

  • caraboid — ˈkarəˌbȯid adjective Etymology: New Latin Caraboidea 1. : of or relating to the Caraboidea 2. of a beetle larva : active and predacious with well developed thoracic legs and considerable chitinization * * * caraboid, a. Ent. [f. L. cārabus (see …   Useful english dictionary

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