[ es-kyuh-lin ]
/ ˈɛs kyə lɪn /
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a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble glucoside, C15H16O9, obtained from the bark of the common horse chestnut and used chiefly in skin preparations as a protective against sunburn.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of esculin
<Italian esculina<New Latin Aescul(us) (first part of genus name of species that produces it) + Italian -ina-in2
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