lignin


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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
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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 19, 2019-: Lignin Products Market 2019- Global Industry Analysis, By Key Players, Segmentation, Trends and Forecast By 2024
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Pretreating plant biomass with THF-water causes lignin globules on the cellulose surface to expand and break away from one another and the cellulose fibers.
Fillers derived from biomass such as lignin, starch and natural cellulose, have been studied as they are abundant, renewable, inexpensive, and fully biodegradable [2].
Attis Industries announced a partnership with Iowa State University for a funded research program to develop carbon fibers for use in a wide variety of applications derived entirely or predominately from lignin produced at Attis' planned biorefineries.
Lignin is the most abundant aromatic biomaterial on Earth and is abundantly available as a by-product from the pulp and paper industry and the newly developing biofuel industry, which produces ethanol from biomass.
Domtar has acquired a majority interest in Prisma Renewable Composites, LLC, a company focused on developing advanced materials from lignin and other natural resources.
Prisma Renewable Composites is focused on developing advanced materials from lignin and other natural resources.
Lignin additives or admixtures are gradually gaining research interest as it is considered to be environment friendly and renewable in nature if properly managed.
However, presence of lignin in wood acts as a limiting factor for animals that consume cell wall compounds (cellulose and hemicelluloses) (Van Kuijk et al., 2015; Shahzad et al., 2016).
Wood contains cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, and small amounts of sugars.
Lignin, an important bioresource, is the most abundant aromatic polymer in nature [14].