adonin

noun

adon·​in
ə-ˈdä-nən,
-ˈdō-
plural -s
: a bitter gumlike glucoside C24H40O9 found in the root of plants of the genus Adonis

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adonin was in 1891

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“Adonin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adonin. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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