lignin

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noun lig·nin \ˈlig-nən\

Definition of lignin

  1. :  an amorphous polymer related to cellulose that provides rigidity and together with cellulose forms the woody cell walls of plants and the cementing material between them

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First Known Use of lignin

1822


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lignin

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noun lig·nin \ˈlig-nən\

Medical Definition of lignin

  1. :  an amorphous polymeric substance related to cellulose that together with cellulose forms the woody cell walls of plants and the cementing material between them


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