cheirolin

noun chei·ro·lin

Definition of cheirolin

plural

-s

  1. :  a colorless crystalline sulfone CH3SO2(CH2)3NCS occurring as a glucoside in seeds of a wallflower (Cheiranthus cheiri) and in those of plants of the genus Erysimum

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Origin and Etymology of cheirolin

borrowed from German, from New Latin cheir- (from Cheiranthus cheiranthus) + German -ol 1-ol + -in 1-in


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