picein

noun
pic·​e·​in | \ ˈpisēə̇n, ˈpīs- \
plural -s

Definition of picein

: a bitter crystalline glucoside C14H18O7 obtained especially from the needles of the Norway spruce and from the barks of willows

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History and Etymology for picein

New Latin Picea (genus name of the Norway spruce Picea abies) + International Scientific Vocabulary -in

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“Picein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picein. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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