santonin


san·to·nin

noun \ˈsan-tə-nən, san-ˈtä-nən\

Definition of SANTONIN

:  a poisonous slightly bitter crystalline compound C15H18O3 found especially in the unopened flower heads of several artemisias (especially Artemisia maritima) and used as an anthelmintic

Origin of SANTONIN

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin santonica, from Latin
First Known Use: 1836

san·to·nin

noun \ˈsant-ən-ən, san-ˈtän-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SANTONIN

: a poisonous slightly bitter crystalline compound C15H18O3 found especially in the unopened flower heads of santonicas and used especially formerly as an anthelmintic

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