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[ koh-nif-er-in, kuh- ]
/ koʊˈnɪf ər ɪn, kə- /

noun Chemistry.

a grayish-white, water-soluble powder, C16H22O8⋅2H2O, obtained from the cambium of coniferous trees and from asparagus: used chiefly in the manufacture of vanillin.

Nearby words

conicoid, conics, conidiophore, conidium, conifer, coniferin, coniferous, coniine, conin, conine, coniofibrosis

Origin of coniferin

First recorded in 1865–70; conifer + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coniferin

  • Coniferin, C16H22O8 (glucose and coniferyl alcohol), is found in the bark of fir trees.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • Coniferin, C16H22O8, occurs in the cambium of coniferous woods.

  • It has been artificially prepared from coniferin, a substance found in the sap-wood of fir-trees, and from asafoetida.