Chitinous plate of Hayes see nesium

chitinovore n. [Gr. chiton, tunic; L. vorare, to devour] A micro-organism with the ability to digest chitin. see chitino-philus.

chitonostracum n. [Gr. chiton, tunic; ostrakon, shell] (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) In Acari, the thickest layer of the cuticle between epiostracum and hypodermis. see ectostracum.

chitosan n. [Gr. chiton, tunic] A deacetylated derivative of chitin (polymeric glucosamine) that gives a characteristic violet color with iodine; the most commonly used qualitative test for the presence of chitin.

chitose n. [Gr. chiton, tunic] A decomposition product of chitin; an acetyglucosamine and glucosamine salt.

chlamydate, chlamydeous a. [Gr. chlamys, mantle] Bearing a cloak or mantle-like structure.

chloragen cells (SIPUN) Yellow-brown cells on the peritoneal surfaces, especially the intestine. see chloragogen cells.

chloragocyte n. [Gr. chloros, yellow-green; -agogue, that which stimulates; kytos, container] A chloragogen cell.

chloragogen cells (ANN) Yellowish-brown or greenish cells that surround the intestine of annelids that function in intermediary metabolism, similar to the role of the liver in vertebrates; also spelled chloragen, chloragogue, chlorogog.

chloragosomes n.pl. [Gr. chloros, yellow-green; -agogue, that which stimulates; soma, body] Yellowish-brown or greenish globules formed in chloragogen cells.

chlorocruorin n. [Gr. chloros, yellow-green; L. cruor, blood] (ANN: Polychaeta) A green respiratory pigment found in the blood; an iron porphyrin, differing from hemoglobin in one of the side chains, hence green pigment.

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