Dimmel, Donald R. Chemical Sciences Division, Institute of Paper Chemistry, Appleton, Wisconsin.
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A polymer found extensively in the cell walls of all woody plants; is one of the most abundant natural polymers. Lignin, which constitutes one-fourth to one-third of the total dry weight of trees, combines with hemicellulose materials to help bind the cells together and direct water flow. See also: Cell walls (plant); Hemicellulose
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