- A bitter glycoside obtained from Linum catharticum (family Linaceae).
- A protein in linseed.
- Obsolete term for the threadlike, nonstaining (achromatic) substance of the cell nucleus, on which chromatin granules were thought to be suspended.
[L. linum, fr. G. linon, flax]
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