lichenin

lichenin

[lahy-kuh-nin]
noun Chemistry.
a white, gelatinous, polysaccharide starch, (C 6 H 10 O 5 ) n , obtained from various lichens.

Origin:
1830–40; lichen + -in2

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lichenin (ˈlaɪkənɪn)
 
n
a complex polysaccharide occurring in certain species of mosses

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