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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tasteless, odorless compound of tannin, keratin, and albumin claimed to be unaffected by the gastric juice but decomposed into its components by the intestinal secretions: an intestinal astringent.

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  • "A tasteless, odorless compound of tannin, keratin, and albumin claimed to be unaffected by the gastric juice but decomposed into its components by the intestinal secretions: an intestinal astringent."

    --Cent. Dict.

    August 28, 2012