Definition of adonin
: a bitter gumlike glucoside C24H40O9 found in the root of plants of the genus Adonis
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Origin and Etymology of adonin
International Scientific Vocabulary adon- (from New Latin Adonis, genus name of Adonis autumnalis) + -in; originally formed in German
First Known Use: 1891See Words from the same year
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