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lichenin

[ lahy-kuh-nin ]
/ ˈlaɪ kə nɪn /
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noun Chemistry.
a white, gelatinous, polysaccharide starch, (C6H10O5)n, obtained from various lichens.
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Origin of lichenin

First recorded in 1830–40; lichen + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for lichenin

lichenin
/ (ˈlaɪkənɪn) /

noun
a complex polysaccharide occurring in certain species of mosses
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