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- n. A form of fibrin found in muscle tissue, or produced by the action of acids on myosin
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A proteid substance (acid albumin) formed from the albuminous matter of muscle by the action of dilute acids; -- formerly called musculin. See Acid albumin, under albumin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The acid albumin into which myosin is converted by the action of dilute acids.
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a non-coagulable form of albumen known as syntonin is formed, besides increasing the likelihood of precipitating mucin.
Albumen, gluten, fibrin, syntonin, are closely allied substances known as proteids, and each is composed of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen.
The wheat plant contains neither horn, nor gelatin, and the fowl contains neither starch, nor cellulose; but the albumin of the plant is very similar to that of the animal, and the fibrin and syntonin of the animal are bodies closely allied to both albumin and gluten.
The flesh, on the other hand, will contain albumin, and some other substances which are very similar to albumin, termed fibrin and syntonin.
_serum_ of the blood; the _fibrin_ of the blood; _syntonin_, the chief constituent of muscle and flesh, and _casein_, one of the chief constituents of cheese, and many other similar, but less frequent substances.
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