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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

ligno- Also ligni-.

Wood.

[Latin lignum, wood.]

The adjective ligneous refers to something consisting of or resembling wood; lignite is a soft brownish coal that still shows traces of plant structure; lignin is a complex organic polymer deposited in the cell walls of many plants, making them rigid and woody; lignocellulose is a complex of lignin and cellulose present in the cell walls of woody plants; the local anaesthetic lignocaine was named to indicate its chemical similarity to xylene. See also xylo-.

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