noun adon·in \ə-ˈdä-nən, -ˈdō-\

Definition of adonin



  1. :  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: 1891

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a brief usually trivial fact

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