a white, starchlike polysaccharide which yields fructose, and glucose when hydrolyzed: found in the roots and tubers of many composite plants
Origin of inulin; from Modern Latin Inula, genus of plants (; from Classical Latin inula, elecampane) + -in
A polysaccharide with the general formula C6nH10n+2O5n+1 that yields fructose when hydrolyzed and is found in the roots of many plants, especially those of the composite family. It is used as an additive in processed foods to replace fat or sugar and to increase fiber content.
Origin of inulinNew Latin Inula, plant genus (from Latin inula, elecampane, from Greek helenion; see elecampane) + –in.
(usually uncountable, plural inulins)
inula + -in