adon·​i·​din | \ ə-ˈdä-nə-dən \
plural -s

Definition of adonidin

: a mixture of glucosides obtained from an adonis (Adonis vernalis) and used especially formerly as a cardiac stimulant

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First Known Use of adonidin

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adonidin

International Scientific Vocabulary adon- (from New Latin Adonis, genus name of Adonis vernalis) + -id + -in; originally formed in German

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“Adonidin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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