|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]|
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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