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

Word History


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

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“Myosmine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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