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lignin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lignin  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lignin 
  n  :  a  complex  polymer;  the  chief  non-carbohydrate  constituent  of 
  wood;  binds  to  cellulose  fibers  to  harden  and  strengthen 
  cell  walls  of  plants 




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