1. Neutral chemical compound, especially:
a. Neutral carbohydrate: inulin.
b. Protein or protein derivative: albumin.
c. Lipid or lipid derivative: lecithin.
d. Enzyme: pancreatin.
e. Glycoside: chitin.
2. A pharmaceutical: rifampin.
3. An antibiotic: penicillin.
4. Antigen: tuberculin.
5. Variant of -ine2.
[Variant of -INE2.]
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