antiarin

noun
an·​ti·​a·​rin | \ ˈantēərə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of antiarin

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

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History and Etymology for antiarin

borrowed from French or German, from antiar antiar + -in -in entry 1

Note: 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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“Antiarin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antiarin. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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