Cerasin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cerasin (Chem) A gummy mucilaginous substance; -- called also bassorin tragacanthin, etc.
    • n Cerasin (Chem) A white amorphous substance, the insoluble part of cherry gum; -- called also meta-arabinic acid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cerasin A kind of gum which exudes from cherry-trees and plum-trees. It is distinguished from gum arabic by being insoluble in cold water.
    • n cerasin A name of two coal-tar colors, otherwise known as fast red A and Bordeaux B.
    • n cerasin A compound, C70H138O12N2, obtained in small amounts by warming cows' brains with a solution of barium hydroxid. It is neutral and resembles cerebrin in its properties.
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