[in-yuh-lin] /ˈɪn yə lɪn/
a polysaccharide, (C 6 H 10 O 5) n , obtained from the roots of certain plants, especially elecampane, dahlia, and Jerusalem artichoke, that undergoes hydrolysis to the dextrorotatory form of fructose: used chiefly as an ingredient in diabetic bread, in processed foods to increase their fiber content, and as a reagent in diagnosing kidney function.
a fructose polysaccharide present in the tubers and rhizomes of some plants. Formula: (C6H10O5)n
inulin in·u·lin (ĭn’yə-lĭn)
A fructose polysaccharide derived from the rhizomes of Inula helenium or I. elecampane, and other plants.
- Inulin clearance
inulin clearance n. A method for determining the rate of filtration in the renal glomeruli, since inulin is completely filterable through them and is neither excreted nor reabsorbed by the renal tubules.
[in-uhngk-shuh n] /ɪnˈʌŋk ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. Medicine/Medical. the rubbing in of an oil or ointment. 3. Pharmacology. an unguent. /ɪnˈʌŋkʃən/ noun 1. the application of an ointment to the skin, esp by rubbing 2. the ointment so used 3. the act of anointing; anointment inunction in·unc·tion (ĭn-ŭngk’shən) n. The process […]
[in-uhn-duh nt] /ɪnˈʌn dənt/ adjective 1. flooding or overflowing. 2. overwhelming with force, numbers, etc.
[in-uh n-deyt, -uhn-, in-uhn-deyt] /ˈɪn ənˌdeɪt, -ʌn-, ɪnˈʌn deɪt/ verb (used with object), inundated, inundating. 1. to flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge. 2. to overwhelm: inundated with letters of protest. /ˈɪnʌnˌdeɪt/ verb (transitive) 1. to cover completely with water; overflow; flood; swamp 2. to overwhelm, as if with a flood: to be inundated […]