- 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 alcoholic solution of saccharin with the santonin (in a hot mortar if in a hurry) and permit the alcohol to evaporate.
Mix the saccharin with the tincture of vanilla, add the santonin, 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
Word Origin for santonin
- A colorless crystalline compound obtained from species of wormwood and used as an anthelmintic.