lignosulfonate etymology

English word lignosulfonate comes from English sulfonate, English ligno- (Wood.)

Detailed word origin of lignosulfonate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sulfonate English (eng) To treat or react with a sulfonic acid, or to introduce such a group into a compound. (American spelling, chemistry) Any salt or ester of a sulfonic acid.
ligno- English (eng) Wood.
lignosulfonate English (eng) Any sulfonated derivative of a lignin.

Words with the same origin as lignosulfonate

Descendants of ligno-
lignocaine lignocellulolytic lignocellulose lignocellulosic lignophagia lignotuber