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santonin

[ san-tuh-nin ]
/ ˈsæn tə nɪn /
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noun Chemistry.
a crystalline compound, C15H18O3, the active principle of santonica.
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Origin of santonin

First recorded in 1830–40; santon(ica) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for santonin

santonin
/ (ˈsæntənɪn) /

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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Medical 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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