[lahy-kuh-nin] /ˈlaɪ kə nɪn/
a white, gelatinous, polysaccharide starch, (C 6 H 10 O 5) n , obtained from various .
a complex polysaccharide occurring in certain species of mosses
[lahy-kuh n] /ˈlaɪ kən/ noun 1. any complex organism of the group Lichenes, composed of a fungus in symbiotic union with an alga and having a greenish, gray, yellow, brown, or blackish thallus that grows in leaflike, crustlike, or branching forms on rocks, trees, etc. 2. Pathology. any of various eruptive skin diseases. verb (used […]
- Lichen myxedematosus
lichen myxedematosus lichen myx·e·de·ma·to·sus (mĭk’sĭ-dē’mə-tō’səs) n. A skin condition characterized by the widespread eruption of papules or plaques of mucinous edema caused by the deposition of acid mucopolysaccharides in the skin. Also called papular mucinosis.
- Lichen nitidus
lichen nitidus lichen nit·i·dus (nĭt’ĭ-dəs) n. A skin condition characterized by minute, asymptomatic, whitish or pinkish, flat-topped skin papules that may occur in conjunction with lichen planus.
lichenoid li·chen·oid (lī’kə-noid’) adj. Resembling lichen.