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chitin a substance that is the principle component of the shells of crustaceans and the exoskeletons of arthropods.
chitlins variants of chitterlings.
chiton any of a class of mollusks that live on rocks and have hard shells composed of eight overlapping plates. [2 definitions]
chitterlings the small intestines of a pig, cooked and eaten with a sauce.
chivalric relating to chivalry.
chivalrous having the honorable qualities of courage and loyalty. [3 definitions]
chivalry the practices, principles, and spirit of medieval knighthood. [3 definitions]
chive a small plant whose long, grasslike, onion-flavored leaves are often used as a seasoning.
chlamydia a widespread venereal disease resembling gonorrhea. [2 definitions]
chlor- green. [2 definitions]
chloracne a severe skin disorder resembling acne, resulting from exposure to chlorinated hydrocarbons, such as dioxin.
chloral an oily, colorless liquid, used in making chloral hydrate and DDT. [2 definitions]
chloral hydrate a colorless crystalline compound used mainly as a hypnotic or sedative agent.
chloramine any of a group of chlorine compounds derived from ammonia.
chloramphenicol an antibiotic drug that is synthesized or derived from a soil bacterium and used in treating various bacterial and some viral afflictions.
chlorate in chemistry, a salt of chloric acid.
chlordane a colorless, toxic liquid hydrocarbon used as an insecticide.
chlorella any of various fresh-water, single-celled green algae.
chloric containing chlorine in the pentavalent state.
chloride in chemistry, a salt of hydrochloric acid consisting of chlorine and one other element.
chloride of lime a white powder made from chlorine and slaked lime and used as a bleaching or disinfecting agent; chlorinated lime.