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1. A bitter glycoside obtained from linum catharticum (family Linaceae).

2. A protein in linseed.

3. Obsolete term for the threadlike, nonstaining (achromatic) substance of the cell nucleus, on which chromatin granules were thought to be suspended.

Origin: L. Linum, fr. G. Linon, flax