noun elem·i·cin \ə̇ˈleməsə̇n\

Definition of elemicin



  1. :  a liquid ether C12H16O3 found in some essential oils (such as oil of Manila elemi)

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Origin and Etymology of elemicin

International Scientific Vocabulary elemic (from elemi + -ic) + -in; originally formed as German elemizin

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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