antiarin

noun an·ti·a·rin \ˈantēərə̇n\

Definition of antiarin

plural

-s

  1. :  either of two crystalline glycosides C29H42O11 that are obtained from antiar and are powerful cardiac poisons

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of antiarin

borrowed from French or German, from antiar antiar + -in 1-in Apparently introduced by the Dutch chemist Gerardus Johannes Mulder (1802-80) in an article entitled “Analyse de l’Upas antiar” in the 1838 volume of Bulletin des Sciences physiques et naturelles en Néerlande, p. 49; a German version appears under the title “Analyse des Upas Antiar” in Journal für praktische Chemie, vol. 3 (1838), p. 419 and following.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up antiarin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

conspicuously offensive

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!