Definitions

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  • n. The thickening matter of woody cells; lignin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The thickening matter of woody cells; lignin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, the lignifying matter which is deposited on the inner surface of the cells of some plants, contributing to their thickness, as in the shell of the walnut; lignin.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek hard + -gen.

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