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Descriptor English: Lignin
Descriptor Spanish: Lignina
Descriptor Portuguese: Lignina
Descriptor French: Lignine
Entry term(s): Lignins
Tree number(s): D05.750.078.562.180.515
D05.750.078.687
D20.538
D25.720.099.687
J01.637.051.720.099.687
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008031
Scope note: The most abundant natural aromatic organic polymer found in all vascular plants. Lignin together with cellulose and hemicellulose are the major cell wall components of the fibers of all wood and grass species. Lignin is composed of coniferyl, p-coumaryl, and sinapyl alcohols in varying ratios in different plant species. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Annotation: do not confuse with LIGNANS
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Registry Number: 9005-53-2
CAS Type 1 Name: Lignin
DeCS ID: 8206
Unique ID: D008031
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Lignin - Preferred
Concept UI M0012517
Scope note The most abundant natural aromatic organic polymer found in all vascular plants. Lignin together with cellulose and hemicellulose are the major cell wall components of the fibers of all wood and grass species. Lignin is composed of coniferyl, p-coumaryl, and sinapyl alcohols in varying ratios in different plant species. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Preferred term Lignin
Entry term(s) Lignins



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