adj. [Gr. chiton, tunic; philos, loving]
Pertaining to micro-organisms found in association with chitin and thought to derive nourishment from it; see chitinovore.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • chitinovore — n. [Gr. chiton, tunic; L. vorare, to devour] A micro organism with the ability to digest chitin; see chitinophilus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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