am·​y·​rin | \ ˈamərə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of amyrin

: either of two crystalline isomeric triterpenoid alcohols C30H49OH found especially in Manila elemi and dandelion roots and distinguished as alpha-amyrin and beta-amyrin

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First Known Use of amyrin

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amyrin

International Scientific Vocabulary amyr- (from New Latin Amyris) + -in

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“Amyrin.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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