lichenin

[lahy-kuh-nin]
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noun Chemistry.

a white, gelatinous, polysaccharide starch, (C6H10O5)n, obtained from various lichens.

Nearby words

  1. lichen simplex,
  2. lichen striatus,
  3. lichen urticatus,
  4. lichenic acid,
  5. lichenification,
  6. lichenoid,
  7. lichenoid dermatosis,
  8. lichenoid keratosis,
  9. lichenology,
  10. lichenous

Origin of lichenin

First recorded in 1830–40; lichen + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for lichenin

lichenin

noun

a complex polysaccharide occurring in certain species of mosses
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