from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A substance resembling starch, found in the root of elecampane; inulin (which see).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) See
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- noun chemistry, obsolete
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"Loial," he said suddenly, trying to clear his thoughts, "what's this alantin she calls you?"
Take the alantin; his kind have sharp eyes, even by moonlight.
Inulin is allied to starch, and its crystallized camphor is separable into true helenin, and alantin camphor.
"It means Brother, and is short for tia avende alantin.