picein

noun

pic·​e·​in
ˈpisēə̇n,
ˈpīs-
plural -s
: a bitter crystalline glucoside C14H18O7 obtained especially from the needles of the Norway spruce and from the barks of willows

Word History

Etymology

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 19 Apr. 2024.

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