sinigrin

[sin-i-grin]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, KC 1 0 H 1 6 NO 9 S 2 ⋅H 2 O, found chiefly in the seeds of the black mustard, that deters some insect predators.
Also called potassium myronate.


Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin Sin(apis n)igr(a) species yielding black mustard seed (literally, black mustard; see sinapine, Negro) + -in2

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