santonin

noun
san·​to·​nin | \ ˈsan-tə-nən How to pronounce santonin (audio) , san-ˈtä-nən How to pronounce santonin (audio) \

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

First Known Use of santonin

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for santonin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin santonica, from Latin

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“Santonin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/santonin. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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santonin

noun
san·​to·​nin | \ ˈsant-ᵊn-ən How to pronounce santonin (audio) , san-ˈtän-ən How to pronounce santonin (audio) \

Medical Definition of santonin

: 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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