noun pic·ras·min \pikˈrazmə̇n\

Definition of picrasmin



  1. :  a bitter crystalline principle C22H28O6 occurring in Jamaica quassia

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Origin and Etymology of picrasmin

New Latin Picrasma (genus name of the bitterwood Picrasma excelsum —from Greek pikrasmos bitterness, from pikros bitter) + International Scientific Vocabulary -in

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