• WordNet 3.6
    • n chondrin a substance that resembles gelatin and is obtained by boiling cartilage in water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chondrin (Physiol. Chem) A colorless, amorphous, nitrogenous substance, tasteless and odorless, formed from cartilaginous tissue by long-continued action of boiling water. It is similar to gelatin, and is a large ingredient of commercial gelatin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chondrin The proper substance of cartilage, which is procured by boiling the tissue of cartilage as it occurs in the ribs, trachea, nose, etc., and of the cornea, in water. The tissue is slowly dissolved by this means with formation of chondrin, which is soluble in hot water and gelatinizes on cooling. When dry it resembles glue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Chondrin the proper substance of cartilage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. cartilage


In literature:

CHONDRINE is a variety of gelatin.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Cartilage was considered to be composed of a substance chondrigen, which gave chondrin or cartilage-glue on boiling with water.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
It may contain mucin, chondrin, or gelatin, and may be infiltrated with calcareous salts.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various