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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A variety of starch obtained from Iceland moss and many other varieties of lichens.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A substance isomeric with starch, extracted from several species of moss and lichen, esp. from Iceland moss.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biochemistry A glucan found in some lichens

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