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lig·nin

 (lĭg′nĭn)
n.
A complex polymer, the chief noncarbohydrate constituent of wood, that binds to cellulose fibers and hardens and strengthens the cell walls of plants.

lignin

(ˈlɪɡnɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a complex polymer occurring in certain plant cell walls making the plant rigid

lig•nin

(ˈlɪg nɪn)

n.
an organic substance that, with cellulose, forms the chief part of woody tissue.
[1815–25; < Latin lign(um) wood + -in1]

lig·nin

(lĭg′nĭn)
A complex organic compound that binds to cellulose fibers and hardens and strengthens the cell walls of plants. It is the chief noncarbohydrate constituent of wood.
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Noun1.lignin - a complex polymer; the chief constituent of wood other than carbohydrates; binds to cellulose fibers to harden and strengthen cell walls of plants
polymer - a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
Translations
ligniin
ligniini
lignina
References in periodicals archive ?
Ligninase is a general term that refers to laccase, manganese peroxidase (MnP), and lignin peroxidase (LiP).
Among the enzymes, P-glucosidase and ligninase showed the highest activity in G.
To break down these components cellulase, hemicellulase and ligninase are required (Schiere and Ibrahim, 1989).
Possui um complexo enzimatico lignocelulolitico unico, com as enzimas celulase, hemicelulase, ligninase, celobiase e lacase, as quais permitem que esses fungos degradem uma grande variedade de residuos lignocelulosicos, como por exemplo, a palha de bananeira.