a white, gelatinous, polysaccharide starch, (C6H10O5)n, obtained from various lichens.
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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.
lichenin is a variety of starch occurring in Cetraria islandica, or Iceland moss.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom | P. L. Simmonds
British Dictionary definitions for lichenin
a complex polysaccharide occurring in certain species of mosses
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