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 (kīt′n, kī′tŏn′)
1. Any of various marine mollusks of the class Polyplacophora that live on rocks and have shells consisting of eight overlapping calcareous plates. Also called sea cradle.
2. A tunic worn by men and women in ancient Greece.

[Greek khitōn, tunic, from Central Semitic *kittān, from Akkadian kitû, kita'um, flax, linen, from Sumerian gada, gida.]


(ˈkaɪtən; -tɒn)
1. (Clothing & Fashion) (in ancient Greece and Rome) a loose woollen tunic worn knee length by men and full length by women
2. (Animals) Also called: coat-of-mail shell any small primitive marine mollusc of the genus Chiton and related genera, having an elongated body covered with eight overlapping shell plates: class Amphineura
[C19: from Greek khitōn coat of mail, of Semitic origin; related to Hebrew kethōnet]


(ˈkaɪt n, ˈkaɪ tɒn)

1. any marine mollusk of the class Amphineura, having a dorsal shell of eight overlapping plates.
2. a gown or tunic, with or without sleeves, worn by both sexes in ancient Greece.
[1810–20; < Greek chitṓn < Semitic (compare Hebrew kuttōneth tunic)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chiton - a woolen tunic worn by men and women in ancient Greecechiton - a woolen tunic worn by men and women in ancient Greece
tunic - any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees
2.chiton - primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates
mollusc, mollusk, shellfish - invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
genus Chiton - a genus of Polyplacophora
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The molluscan genus Chiton offers a partially analogous case.
I have already remarked to what a degree the sea swarms with living creatures; and the shells (such as the Patellae, Fissurellae, Chitons, and Barnacles), according to Mr.
Wearing a long chiton, or tunic, of fine cloth, that falls in folds to her feet, the figure was first found on the Greek island of Samothrace, and is thought to have been created around 200-190 BC.
Del total de quitones recolectados, el 50% fue identificado como Ischnochiton dispar (Sowerby in Broderip & Sowerby, 1832), seguido de 17% de Stenoplax limaciformis (Sowerby, 1832), 13% de Acanthopleura echinata (Barnes, 1824) y 10% de Chiton stokesii Broderip, 1832 (Tabla 2, Fig.
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Biologists had known that some chiton species sprinkle their armored plates with simple-seeming eyespots.
Existe un problema en la eleccion de los textos quevedianos, ya que deja fuera de su estudio dos que me parecen clave para comprender su pensamiento sobre el tema: El chiton de las tarabillas y El Buscon.
The most recent findings by David Kisailus, an assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering, details how the teeth of chiton grow.
This is a kind of missing link with a worm-like body, bearing a series of shells like those of a chiton or coat-of-mail shell," Yale researcher Derek E.
Galerie Chevalier presents a Flemish tapestry depicting an allegory of Charity from around 1515, while a rare Roman imperial sculpture of a seated goddess dressed in a chiton is unveiled by new participant Galerie Chenel (which relocates to 3 Quai Voltaire on 12 September).
Another complicating factor in this nascent romance is the presence of Charlotte's three children (Timeo Leloup, Milena Chiton, Timothe Gauron), who can't accept that their daily routine might be upended for something as insignificant as Mom's new lover.