HyperDic: lignin

English > 1 sense of the word lignin:
NOUNsubstancelignina complex polymer
lignin > pronunciation
Soundslih'gnihn
RhymesAdrenalin ... zeppelin / Zeppelin: 223 rhymes with ihn...
English > lignin: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA complex polymer; the chief constituent of wood other than carbohydrates; binds to cellulose fibers to harden and strengthen cell walls of plants.
BroaderpolymerA naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
Substance ofwoodThe hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
Spanishlignina
Catalanlignina
Adjectivesligneousconsisting of or containing lignin or xylem

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