Sin"is*trin\ (s[i^]n"[i^]s*tr[i^]n), n. [L. sinister left.] (Chem.) A mucilaginous carbohydrate, resembling achro["o]dextrin, extracted from squill as a colorless amorphous substance; -- so called because it is levorotatory.
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