name: lignan metabolic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways involving 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." [GOC:jl, PMID:10074466]
synonym: "lignan metabolism" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0009698 ! phenylpropanoid metabolic process
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