santonin

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noun san·to·nin \ˈsan-tə-nən, san-ˈtä-nən\

Definition of santonin

  1. :  a poisonous slightly bitter crystalline compound C15H18O3 found especially in the unopened flower heads of several artemisias (especially Artemisia maritima) and used as an anthelmintic

Origin and Etymology of santonin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin santonica, from Latin


First Known Use: 1836


Medical Dictionary

santonin

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noun san·to·nin \ˈsant-ən-ən, san-ˈtän-ən\

Medical Definition of santonin

  1. :  a poisonous slightly bitter crystalline compound C15H18O3 found especially in the unopened flower heads of santonicas and used especially formerly as an anthelmintic


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