am·​brein | \ ˈamˌbrān, -brēə̇n \
variants: or less commonly ambrain \ ˈamˌbrān , -​brəˌin \
plural -s

Definition of ambrein

: a crystalline triterpenoid alcohol C30H51OH obtained from ambergris

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First Known Use of ambrein

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambrein

French ambréine, from ambre amber (from Latin ambra) + -ine -in

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“Ambrein.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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