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santonin

[san-tuh-nin] /ˈsæn tə nɪn/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a crystalline compound, C 1 5 H 1 8 O 3 , the active principle of santonica.
Origin of santonin
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; santon(ica) + -in2
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  • Iso-santonin melts at 138°; it has the same composition as santonin.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • The only one among them that is pleasant is the santonin lozenge; and it is the only one that is popular.

    Candy Medication Bernard Fantus
  • When combined with santonin, its action on round-worms is greatly enhanced.

    Sporting Dogs

    Frank Townend Barton
  • Mix the alcoholic solution of saccharin with the santonin (in a hot mortar if in a hurry) and permit the alcohol to evaporate.

    Candy Medication Bernard Fantus
  • Mix the saccharin with the tincture of vanilla, add the santonin, and permit the alcohol to evaporate.

    Candy Medication Bernard Fantus
  • It is distinguished from santonin by giving no red colour when treated with sulphuric or phosphoric acids.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • (1·7 grain) santonin; an eruption of nettle rash showed itself, but disappeared within an hour.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • santonin may be isolated by treating substances containing it with warm alkaline water.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • The water may now be acidified and shaken up with chloroform, which will dissolve out any santonin.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • Thus, santonin, when taken in any quantity, makes all colourless objects look yellow.

    Illusions James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for santonin

santonin

/ˈsæntənɪn/
noun
1.
a white crystalline soluble substance extracted from the dried flower heads of santonica and used in medicine as an anthelmintic. Formula: C15H18O3
Word Origin
C19: from santonica + -in
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santonin in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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