plural -s
: a brown crystalline phenolic pigment C15H10O6 derived from anthraquinone that is obtained from fungi of the genus Helminthosporium (as H. cynodontis)

Word History


New Latin cynodontis (specific epithet of Helminthosporium cynodontis, from Greek kynodont-, kynodōn canine tooth) + English -in

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“Cynodontin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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