myosmine

noun
my·​os·​mine | \ mīˈäs|ˌmēn, |äz, |mə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of myosmine

: a heterocyclic liquid base C9H10N2 formed during smoking of tobacco and obtained by pyrolysis of nicotine; 3-(dihydro-pyrryl)-pyridine

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History and Etymology for myosmine

my- + osm- + -ine; from the mouselike odor

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“Myosmine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myosmine. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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