One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a set of polysaccharides of the fructan group, which are found in the roots and rhizomes of various plants and used medically to test kidney function.
Mid 19th century. From German Alantine from Alant elecampane, Inula helenium + -ine, with subsequent remodelling of the ending after -in.
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