- a crystalline compound, C15H18O3, the active principle of santonica.
Origin of santonin
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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.
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.
Mix the alcoholic solution of saccharin with the santonin (in a hot mortar if in a hurry) and permit the alcohol to evaporate.
- 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
C19: from santonica + -in
- A colorless crystalline compound obtained from species of wormwood and used as an anthelmintic.