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Meaning of "lignin" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIGNIN

lignin  [ˈlɪɡnɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIGNIN

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Lignin is a noun.
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WHAT DOES LIGNIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lignin

Lignin or lignen is a complex polymer of aromatic alcohols known as monolignols. It is most commonly derived from wood, and is an integral part of the secondary cell walls of plants and some algae. Lignin was first mentioned in 1813 by the Swiss botanist A. P. de Candolle, who described it as a fibrous, tasteless material, insoluble in water and alcohol but soluble in weak alkaline solutions, and which can be precipitated from solution using acid. He named the substance “lignine”, which is derived from the Latin word lignum, meaning wood. It is one of the most abundant organic polymers on Earth, exceeded only by cellulose. Lignin constitutes 30% of non-fossil organic carbon and a quarter to a third of the dry mass of wood. The composition of lignin varies from species to species. An example of composition from an aspen sample is 63.4% carbon, 5.9% hydrogen, 0.7% ash, and 30% oxygen, corresponding approximately to the formula n. As a biopolymer, lignin is unusual because of its heterogeneity and lack of a defined primary structure. Its most commonly noted function is the support through strengthening of wood in trees.

Definition of lignin in the English dictionary

The definition of lignin in the dictionary is a complex polymer occurring in certain plant cell walls making the plant rigid.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIGNIN


adenine
ˈædənɪn
agglutinin
əˈɡluːtɪnɪn
artemisinin
ˌɑːtɪˈmɪzɪnɪn
bradykinin
ˌbrædɪˈkaɪnɪn
cholecystokinin
ˌkɒlɪˌsɪstəˈkaɪnɪn
conin
ˈkəʊnɪn
Cronin
ˈkrəʊnɪn
Esenin
jɛˈsɛnɪn
feminine
ˈfɛmɪnɪn
hemagglutinin
ˌhiːməˈɡluːtɪnɪn
hennin
ˈhɛnɪn
Lenin
ˈlɛnɪn
linen
ˈlɪnɪn
melanin
ˈmɛlənɪn
melatonin
ˌmɛləˈtəʊnɪn
renin
ˈriːnɪn
ronin
ˈrəʊnɪn
run-in
ˈrʌnɪn
serotonin
ˌsɛrəˈtəʊnɪn
tannin
ˈtænɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIGNIN

lignan
ligne
ligneous
lignicole
lignicolous
lignification
lignified
lignifies
ligniform
lignify
ligniperdous
lignite
lignitic
lignivorous
lignocaine
lignocellulose
lignocellulosic
lignose
lignosulfonate
lignum

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIGNIN

alanin
anthocyanin
Bakunin
Benin
Bulganin
Bunin
calcitonin
cytokinin
digitonin
diosgenin
haemagglutinin
hemocyanin
Kalinin
laminin
linin
rennin
safranin
saponin
troponin
venin

Synonyms and antonyms of lignin in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lignin» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIGNIN

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The translations of lignin from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lignin» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

木质素
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lignina
570 millions of speakers

English

lignin
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लिग्निन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اللجنين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лигнина
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lignina
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

lignin
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lignine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lignin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lignin
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

リグニン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

리그닌
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lignin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lignin
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லிக்னைனில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लिग्नीन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lignin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lignina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lignina
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лігніну
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lignină
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λιγνίνη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lignien
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lignin
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lignin
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lignin

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIGNIN»

The term «lignin» is quite widely used and occupies the 39.169 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIGNIN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lignin

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIGNIN»

Discover the use of lignin in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lignin and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Lignin: Properties and Materials
Presents current research on all aspects of this second most abundant group of biopolymers and covers recent progress in elucidating some of the more intractable aspects of lignin preparation. Among the topics covered in t
Wolfgang G. Glasser, Simo Sarkanen, 1989
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Chemical Modification, Properties, and Usage of Lignin
This volume covers recent developments in chemical modification and utilization of lignin as a component of polymeric materials such as starch films, conducting polymers, polyurethanes and thermoplastics, and as a key building block to make ...
Thomas Q. Hu, 2002
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Lignin and Lignans: Advances in Chemistry
Tools for the characterization of lignin and lignans After an overview of the topic, the book discusses the significance and comparative performances of the most commonly used chemical degradation methods and presents lignin structural ...
Cyril Heitner, Don Dimmel, John Schmidt, 2011
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Lignin: historical, biological, and materials perspectives
This book examines the biochemistry of lignin formation, lignin modification and utilization as a polymer, lignin in pulping and bleaching, chemical and physical properties of lignin, and lignin biodegradation.
Robert A. Northey, Wolfgang G. Glasser, Tor P. Schultz, 2000
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Methods in Lignin Chemistry
This handbook serves the need of researchers and other professionals in academia, the pulp and paper industry as well as allied industries. It is equally useful for those with no previous experience in lignin or lignocellulosics.
Stephen Y. Lin, Carlton W. Dence, 2011
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Lignin and lignan biosynthesis
This book provides new information on the control of monolignal coupling and on modifying the biochemical steps in their formation and configuration.
Norman G. Lewis, Simo Sarkanen, American Chemical Society. Cellulose, Paper, and Textile Division, 1998
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Association Between Lignin and Carbohydrates in Wood and ...
4 Analysis of Native Bonds Between Lignin and Carbohydrate by Specific Chemical Reactions T. Watanabe 4.1 Introduction Lignin-carbohydrate complexes (LCCs) are one of the glycoconjugates in which hydrophobic lignin is chemically ...
Tetsuo Koshijima, Takashi Watanabe, 2003
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Analytical Methods in Wood Chemistry, Pulping, and Papermaking
In: Lin SY, Dence CW (eds) Methods in lignin chemistry. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 242-249 Lundquist K 1992d 'H NMR spectral studies of lignins. Results regarding the occurrence of {3-5 structures, P-(S structures, non- cyclic ...
Eero Sjöström, Raimo Alen, 1998
9
Biopolymers: Lignin, Proteins, Bioactive Nanocomposites
This book features short and concise reports on physics and chemistry of polymers, each written by the world renowned experts.
Akihiro Abe, Shiro Kobayashi, Karel Dusek, 2010
10
Nutritional Ecology of the Ruminant
Lignin is the most significant factor limiting the availability of plant cell wall material to animal herbivores and anaerobic digestion systems, yet it remains an enigma because of its intractability to biochemical elucidation. It is the only major plant ...
Peter J. Van Soest, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIGNIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lignin is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lignin Nanoparticles Use Silver To Beat The Pulp Out Of Bacteria …
The new antimicrobial is built around lignin, a by-product of wood pulp processing. The team's lignin nanoparticle cores carry only 5 to 10% of ... «The Biological SCENE, Jul 15»
2
You Can Now 3D Print With Liquefied Wood
“Wood is composed of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. None of these components melt, and they burn when heated,” says Paul Gatenholm, ... «Smithsonian, Jul 15»
3
Eco-friendly lignin nanoparticle “greens” silver nanobullet to battle …
In a study published in Nature Nanotechnology, NC State engineer Orlin Velev and colleagues show that silver-ion infused lignin nanoparticles ... «R & D Magazine, Jul 15»
4
Blog: Research projects look into low-lignin plants
You may have heard the old joke, “you can make anything out of lignin, except money.” Well, I hope to still be writing about ethanol the day ... «Ethanol Producer Magazine, Jul 15»
5
Scientists using mushrooms to aid in the production of biofuels
Lignin makes grass difficult to use for production of sugars, so reducing lignin helps increase the yield of sugars that can be made. “Previous ... «High Plains Journal, Jul 15»
6
Better chocolate with microbes
... pectin, and small amounts of lignin and hemicellulose. Microbes that are present in the farm environment then go to work consuming the pulp ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
7
Environmentally friendly lignin nanoparticle to battle bacteria
In a study published in Nature Nanotechnology, NC State engineer Orlin Velev and colleagues show that silver-ion infused lignin nanoparticles ... «The Times and Democrat, Jul 15»
8
Lignin Market Anticipated To Reach $6.19 Billion by 2022: Grand …
Global Lignin market is expected to reach USD 6.19 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»
9
International research team seeks more efficient biomass refinement …
Wood and other biomass sources consist of two basic chemicals, cellulose and lignin — the two most abundant natural polymers on Earth. «Augusta Free Press, Jul 15»
10
Forage testing
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF) – Refers to the cellulose and lignin components of the forage cell wall, and relates to the ability of an animal to digest the forage. «Ripley Bee, Jul 15»

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