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English term or phrase:chitin
Portuguese translation:Quitina
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17:01 Oct 20, 2007
English to Portuguese translations [Non-PRO]
Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / sugars
English term or phrase: chitin
it's a type of polysaccharide
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Quitina
Explanation:
Quitina é um polissacarídeo, insolúvel e córneo formado por unidades de N-acetilglicosamina. É o constituinte principal das carapaças (exosqueleto) dos artrópodes, e está presente, com menor importância, em muitas outras espécies animais. É, também, o constituinte principal das paredes celulares nos fungos

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IN ENGLISH

Chitin is a hard, semitransparent material that's found in many places in the natural world. For example, chitin is the main component of the shells of crustaceans, such as the crab, lobster, and shrimp. Many insects, such as ants and beetles, have a covering made from chitin. Chitin is even found in the cell walls of some fungi, molds and yeast. It has several medical and industrial uses.
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Quitina


Explanation:
Quitina é um polissacarídeo, insolúvel e córneo formado por unidades de N-acetilglicosamina. É o constituinte principal das carapaças (exosqueleto) dos artrópodes, e está presente, com menor importância, em muitas outras espécies animais. É, também, o constituinte principal das paredes celulares nos fungos

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Note added at 10 minutos (2007-10-20 17:12:02 GMT)
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IN ENGLISH

Chitin is a hard, semitransparent material that's found in many places in the natural world. For example, chitin is the main component of the shells of crustaceans, such as the crab, lobster, and shrimp. Many insects, such as ants and beetles, have a covering made from chitin. Chitin is even found in the cell walls of some fungi, molds and yeast. It has several medical and industrial uses.


María Leonor Acevedo-Miranda
United States
Local time: 22:34
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4

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agree  Humberto Ribas
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  -> Obrigada Humberto ^_^ Fantástico menino, o meu tem 6 anos já. Cresceu depressa :D

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