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Meaning of LIGNIN

Pronunciation:  'lignin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a complex polymer; the chief non-carbohydrate constituent of wood; binds to cellulose fibers to harden and strengthen cell walls of plants
 

LIGNIN is a 6 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: polymer, wood

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lig"nin\ (l[i^]g"n[i^]n), n. [L. lignum wood: cf. F.
lignine.] (Bot.)
A substance characterizing wood cells and differing from
cellulose in its conduct with certain chemical reagents.

Note: Recent authors have distinguished four forms of this
      substance, naming them lignose, lignin, lignone, and
      lignireose.

 

 

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