santonin

[san-tuh-nin]
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noun Chemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. santo domingo,
  2. santo tomé de guayana,
  3. santoku,
  4. santolina,
  5. santonica,
  6. santorin,
  7. santorini,
  8. santorini's duct,
  9. santos,
  10. santos-dumont

Origin of santonin

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

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British Dictionary definitions for santonin

santonin

noun

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

Word Origin for santonin

C19: from santonica + -in

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Medicine definitions for santonin

santonin

[săntə-nĭn]

n.

A colorless crystalline compound obtained from species of wormwood and used as an anthelmintic.

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