alant starch
SYN: inulin.

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  • alant starch — Inulin In u*lin, n. [From NL. {Inula Helenium}, the elecampane: cf. F. inuline.] (Chem.) A substance of very wide occurrence. It is found dissolved in the sap of the roots and rhizomes of many composite and other plants, as {Inula}, {Helianthus} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alant starch — /al euhnt, euh lant /, Chem. inulin. [ < G, OHG, perh. < VL *iluna, alter. of L inula (see INULIN)] * * * …   Universalium

  • alant starch — /al euhnt, euh lant /, Chem. inulin. [ < G, OHG, perh. < VL *iluna, alter. of L inula (see INULIN)] …   Useful english dictionary

  • alantin — Inulin In u*lin, n. [From NL. {Inula Helenium}, the elecampane: cf. F. inuline.] (Chem.) A substance of very wide occurrence. It is found dissolved in the sap of the roots and rhizomes of many composite and other plants, as {Inula}, {Helianthus} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dahlin — Inulin In u*lin, n. [From NL. {Inula Helenium}, the elecampane: cf. F. inuline.] (Chem.) A substance of very wide occurrence. It is found dissolved in the sap of the roots and rhizomes of many composite and other plants, as {Inula}, {Helianthus} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • helenin — Inulin In u*lin, n. [From NL. {Inula Helenium}, the elecampane: cf. F. inuline.] (Chem.) A substance of very wide occurrence. It is found dissolved in the sap of the roots and rhizomes of many composite and other plants, as {Inula}, {Helianthus} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inula Helenium — Inulin In u*lin, n. [From NL. {Inula Helenium}, the elecampane: cf. F. inuline.] (Chem.) A substance of very wide occurrence. It is found dissolved in the sap of the roots and rhizomes of many composite and other plants, as {Inula}, {Helianthus} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inulin — In u*lin, n. [From NL. {Inula Helenium}, the elecampane: cf. F. inuline.] (Chem.) A substance of very wide occurrence. It is found dissolved in the sap of the roots and rhizomes of many composite and other plants, as {Inula}, {Helianthus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inulin — A fructose polysaccharide from the rhizome of Inula helenium or elecampane (family Compositae) and other plants; used by intravenous injection, where it is filtered by the renal glomeruli but not re absorbed and thus can be used to determine the… …   Medical dictionary

  • inulin — /in yeuh lin/, n. Chem. a polysaccharide, (C6H10O5)n, obtained from the roots of certain plants, esp. elecampane, dahlia, and Jerusalem artichoke, that undergoes hydrolysis to the dextrorotatory form of fructose: used chiefly as an ingredient in… …   Universalium

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