gentisin

noun
gen·ti·sin | \ˈjentəsə̇n\
plural -s

Definition of gentisin 

: a yellow crystalline anthoxanthin pigment C14H10O5 obtained from gentian root

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History and Etymology for gentisin

International Scientific Vocabulary genti- (from New Latin Gentiana, genus name of Gentiana lutea) + -sin (as in pepsin, trypsin)

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