santonin

santonin

[san-tuh-nin]
noun Chemistry.
a crystalline compound, C 1 5 H 1 8 O 3 , the active principle of santonica.

Origin:
1830–40; santon(ica) + -in2

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santonin (ˈsæntənɪn)
 
n
a white crystalline soluble substance extracted from the dried flower heads of santonica and used in medicine as an anthelmintic. Formula: C15H18O3
 
[C19: from santonica + -in]

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santonin san·to·nin (sān'tə-nĭn)
n.
A colorless crystalline compound obtained from species of wormwood and used as an anthelmintic.

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