from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A nitrogenous compound said to occur in the cell-wall of fungi. It is regarded as playing the same part in these that cellulose does in the cell-walls of higher plants.
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This residue, which was termed mycosin by Gilson, has been similarly isolated by the author.
Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900 C. F. Cross