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coniferin

[ koh-nif-er-in, kuh- ]

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a grayish-white, water-soluble powder, C 16 H 22 O 8 ⋅2H 2 O, obtained from the cambium of coniferous trees and from asparagus: used chiefly in the manufacture of vanillin.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of coniferin1

First recorded in 1865–70; conifer + -in 2

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Example Sentences

Coniferin, C16H22O8, occurs in the cambium of coniferous woods.

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

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

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