Definition of santonin
: 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: 1836See Words from the same year
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