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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amyrin was in 1830

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“Amyrin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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