|chiton (ˈkaɪtən, -tɒn)|
|1.||(in ancient Greece and Rome) a loose woollen tunic worn knee length by men and full length by women|
|2.||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]|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
any of numerous flattened, bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusks, worldwide in distribution but most abundant in warm regions. The approximately 600 species are usually placed in the class Placophora, Polyplacophora, or Loricata (phylum Mollusca).
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