santonin

[ san-tuh-nin ]

nounChemistry.
  1. a crystalline compound, C15H18O3, the active principle of santonica.

Origin of santonin

1
First recorded in 1830–40; santon(ica) + -in2

Words Nearby santonin

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How to use santonin in a sentence

  • Thus, santonin, when taken in any quantity, makes all colourless objects look yellow.

    Illusions | James Sully
  • Iso-santonin melts at 138°; it has the same composition as santonin.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • The only one among them that is pleasant is the santonin lozenge; and it is the only one that is popular.

    Candy Medication | Bernard Fantus
  • When combined with santonin, its action on round-worms is greatly enhanced.

    Sporting Dogs | Frank Townend Barton
  • Mix the saccharin with the tincture of vanilla, add the santonin, and permit the alcohol to evaporate.

    Candy Medication | Bernard Fantus

British Dictionary definitions for santonin

santonin

/ (ˈsæntənɪn) /


noun
  1. a white crystalline soluble substance extracted from the dried flower heads of santonica and used in medicine as an anthelmintic. Formula: C 15 H 18 O 3

Origin of santonin

1
C19: from santonica + -in

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