lignose

Lignose

Lig*nose"\ (l[i^]g*n[=o]s"), Lignous \Lig"nous\ (l[i^]g"n[u^]s), a. [L. lignosus, fr. lignum wood: cf. F. ligneux. Cf. Ligneous.] Ligneous. [R.] --Evelyn.
Webster's Revised

Lignose

Lig"nose`\ (l[i^]g"n[=o]s`), n. 1. (Bot.) See Lignin.

2. (Chem.) An explosive compound of wood fiber and nitroglycerin. See Nitroglycerin.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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