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