adon·​in | \ ə-ˈdä-nən, -ˈdō- \
plural -s

Definition of adonin

: a bitter gumlike glucoside C24H40O9 found in the root of plants of the genus Adonis

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First Known Use of adonin

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adonin

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

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“Adonin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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