from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A complex polymer, the chief noncarbohydrate constituent of wood, that binds to cellulose fibers and hardens and strengthens the cell walls of plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A complex non-carbohydrate aromatic polymer present in all wood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A substance characterizing wood cells and differing from cellulose in its conduct with certain chemical reagents.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An organic substance which forms the characteristic part of wood-cells, bast-cells, and all woody fibers, making the greater part of the weight of most dry wood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a complex polymer; the chief constituent of wood other than carbohydrates; binds to cellulose fibers to harden and strengthen cell walls of plants
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