- a white, gelatinous, polysaccharide starch, (C6H10O5)n, obtained from various lichens.
Origin of lichenin
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Lichenin is a variety of starch occurring in Cetraria islandica, or Iceland moss.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
Lichenin, para dextran, and para isodextran are dextrosans which have been isolated from various lower plants.The Chemistry of Plant Life
Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
It contains about 70% of lichenin or lichen-starch, a body isomeric with common starch, but wanting any appearance of structure.
- a complex polysaccharide occurring in certain species of mosses
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