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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“Gentisin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gentisin. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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