Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

esculin

or aes·cu·lin

[es-kyuh-lin]
See more synonyms for esculin on Thesaurus.com
noun Chemistry.
  1. 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.
Show More

Origin of esculin

< Italian esculina < New Latin Aescul(us) (first part of genus name of species that produces it) + Italian -ina -in2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for esculin

Historical Examples

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

    The Nature of Animal Light

    E. Newton Harvey