primeverin

noun pri·me·verin \ ˌprīməˈvirə̇n , -ver- \

Definition of primeverin

plural -s
: 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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Origin and Etymology of 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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