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Noun: chiton  kI-t(u)n
  1. A woollen tunic worn by men and women in ancient Greece
     
  2. Primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates
    - coat-of-mail shell, sea cradle, polyplacophore

Derived forms: chitons

Type of: mollusc, mollusk, shellfish, tunic

Part of: genus Chiton

Encyclopedia: Chiton