scu·​tel·​larin | \ sk(y)üˈtelərə̇n, ˌsk(y)ütᵊlˈa(a)rə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of scutellarin

1 : a resinoid prepared from the root of the mad-dog skullcap and related mints of the genus Scutellaria and used especially formerly as a tonic and nerve sedative
2 : a yellow crystalline compound C21H18O12 obtained from the root of the mad-dog skullcap

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History and Etymology for scutellarin

International Scientific Vocabulary scutellar- (from New Latin Scutellaria) + -in

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“Scutellarin.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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