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chitosan

[kahy-tuh-san] /ˈkaɪ təˌsæn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a derivative of chitin, used in waste-water treatment.
Origin of chitosan
1890-1895
1890-95; chit(in) + -ose2 + -an, special use of -an
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