from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A crystalline hexose found in the kidneys and livers of sharks, skates, etc. It has a slightly sweetish taste and does not reduce Fehling's solution.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A white crystalline substance of a sweetish taste, resembling inosite and metameric with dextrose. It is extracted from the kidney of the dogfish (of the genus Scyllium), the shark, and the skate.
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- noun organic chemistry A substance resembling
inositeand metamericwith dextrose, extracted from the kidneyof the dogfish, the shark, and the skate.
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