primeverin

noun
pri·​me·​verin | \ ˌprīməˈvirə̇n, -ver- \
plural -s

Definition of primeverin

: a crystalline glycoside C20H28O13 that is found in the cowslip (Primula veris) and that on hydrolysis yields primeverose and a derivative of salicylic acid

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History and Etymology for primeverin

International Scientific Vocabulary primever- (from French primevère cowslip, from Old French primevoire, literally, spring, probably short for flour de primevoire spring flower, from flour flower + de of—from Latin, from—+ primevoire —from Late Latin prima vera early spring—) + -in

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“Primeverin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/primeverin. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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