: a bitter crystalline alkaloid C37H40N2O6 obtained from barberry root

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary oxyacanth- (from New Latin oxyacantha —specific epithet of the hawthorn Crataegus oxyacantha —, from Greek oxyakantha sharp thorn, from oxy- oxy- + akantha thorn) + -ine; probably originally formed as German oxyakanthin

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“Oxyacanthine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxyacanthine. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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