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lichenin

[lahy-kuh-nin] /ˈlaɪ kə nɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, gelatinous, polysaccharide starch, (C 6 H 10 O 5) n , obtained from various lichens.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; lichen + -in2
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lichenin

/ˈlaɪkənɪn/
noun
1.
a complex polysaccharide occurring in certain species of mosses
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