chiton definition

  • noun:
    • any one of various marine mollusks of this course Polyplacophora that go on rocks and now have shells comprising eight overlapping calcareous plates. Also called water cradle.
    • A tunic worn by people in ancient Greece.
    • A loose, woolen tunic, donned by both women and men in Ancient Greece.
    • some of numerous rock-clinging marine molluscs for the course Polyplacophora, such as the genus Chiton.
    • An under garment on the list of ancient Greeks, nearly representing the modern shirt.
    • certainly one of a small grouping of gastropod mollusks, with a shell made up of eight movable dorsal plates. See Polyplacophora.
    • A tunic; a usual apparel of both men and women among the list of old Greeks.
    • In zoöl.: the standard genus associated with family Chitonidæ (which see).
    • A Part of this genus Chiton or family members Chitonidæ.
    • In zoology, an investing membrane or sheath.
    • primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous dishes
    • a woolen tunic donned by people in ancient Greece

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