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[koh-nif-er-in, kuh-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. 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.
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Origin of coniferin

First recorded in 1865–70; conifer + -in2
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Examples from the Web for coniferin

Historical Examples of coniferin

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

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2


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

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

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher