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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Origin and Etymology of scutellarin
International Scientific Vocabulary scutellar- (from New Latin Scutellaria) + -in
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