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esculin

or aes·cu·lin

[ es-kyuh-lin ]

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble glucoside, C 15 H 16 O 9 , obtained from the bark of the common horse chestnut and used chiefly in skin preparations as a protective against sunburn.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of esculin1

< Italian esculina < New Latin Aescul ( us ) (first part of genus name of species that produces it) + Italian -ina -in 2

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Example Sentences

Esculin will not luminesce with peroxidase and H2O2, but pyrogallol or gallic acid will.

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