Definition of Cerasin

1. n. A white amorphous substance, the insoluble part of cherry gum; -- called also meta-arabinic acid.



Definition of Cerasin

1. the insoluble portion of cherry-tree gum [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cerasin

1. A nitrogenous substance free from phosphorus, supposed to be present in the brain; a body closely related to cerebrin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cerasin

ceramide dihexoside
ceramide glycanase
ceramide kinase
ceramide lactosidase
ceramide lactoside
ceramide lactoside lipidosis
ceramide saccharide
ceramide trihexosidase
ceramides
ceramist
ceramists
ceramo-metal casting
ceramology
cerargyrite
ceras
cerasin (current term)
cerasins
cerastium
cerata
cerate
cerated
cerates
ceratin
ceratins
ceratitid
ceratitids
ceratitis
cerato-
ceratobranchial

Literary usage of Cerasin

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1. A System of Chemistry for the Use of Students of Medicine by Franklin Bache, Thomas Thomson (1819)
"1 cerasin is the name, by which Dr. John distinguishes ... It may be considered as pure cerasin. When put in water, it imbibes a larg-c portion of this ..."

2. A System of Chemistry by Thomas Thomson (1817)
"I suppose the gum bassora of Vauquelin to be a variety v~v™"/ of tragacanth. cerasin constitutes a portion of the gummy matter that exudes from the ..."

3. Elements of Chemistry: For the Use of Colleges, Academies, and Schools by Victor Regnault (1853)
"The gum of our indigenous fruit-trees, or cerasin. Gum arabic is found in small round masses, having a conchoidal and vitreous fracture ; and its taste is ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1907)
"cerasin.—In 1812 John, who was aware of ... published an examination of several gums derived from the genus Prunus, and gave the name of cerasin or ..."

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