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Chiton  n.  
An under garment among the ancient Greeks, nearly representing the modern shirt.
(Zool.) One of a group of gastropod mollusks, with a shell composed of eight movable dorsal plates. See Polyplacophora.

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"Chiton" Quotes from Famous Books

... I am too busy finishing a paper I am writing on the "Chiton; or, Clothing for the masses on the principles of the ideal of the ancient Greeks," for the next meeting of the Women's ...
— Fashionable Philosophy - and Other Sketches • Laurence Oliphant

... former verses from Nonnus we may see the method of deviation. Pharos, a tower, is taken for Pharos a garment; and this altered to [Greek: Chiton]: and, after all, the genuine history is discernible, notwithstanding the veil which is spread over it. The author says, that, at the bottom, [Greek: eueklostoio Chitonos], of the well-woven garment, flowed the Ocean, which surrounded ...
— A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) • Jacob Bryant

... deny serial homology to the mollusca, but it is difficult to see why the shell segments of chiton are not such homologues because the segmentation is superficial. Similarly the external processes of eolis, doris, &c., are good examples of serial homology, as also are plainly the successive chambers of the orthoceratidae. Nor are parts ...
— On the Genesis of Species • St. George Mivart

Words linked to "Chiton" :   genus Chiton, tunic, shellfish, coat-of-mail shell, mollusc, sea cradle, polyplacophore

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