plural -s
: a crystalline glucoside C15H20O8 that is found in an herb (Apocynum androsaemifolium) and that yields glucose and acetovanillone on hydrolysis

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary andros- (from New Latin androsaemifolium—specific epithet of Apocynum androsaemifolium—, from andr- + saemi- semi- + Latin folium leaf) + -in

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of androsin was in 1909

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“Androsin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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