plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Cheirolin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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