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lignan catabolic process (GO:0046273)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
(+)-lariciresinol metabolic process +  
(+)-larreatricin metabolic process 
(+)-pinoresinol metabolic process +  
(+)-secoisolariciresinol metabolic process +  
(-)-lariciresinol metabolic process +  
(-)-pinoresinol metabolic process +  
(-)-secoisolariciresinol metabolic process +  
chalcone catabolic process 
cinnamic acid catabolic process 
cinnamic acid ester catabolic process 
coumarin catabolic process +   
eugenol catabolic process 
isoflavonoid catabolic process +  
lignan biosynthetic process +  
lignan catabolic process +  
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of lignans, any member of a class of plant metabolites related to lignins. Lignans are usually found as phenylpropanoid dimers in which the phenylpropanoid units are linked tail to tail and thus having a 2,3 dibenzylbutane skeleton, but higher oligomers can also exist.
lignin catabolic process +  

Exact Synonyms: lignan breakdown ;   lignan catabolism ;   lignan degradation
Definition Sources: GOC:jl, PMID:10074466

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