sesamin

noun ses·a·min \ˈsesəmə̇n sometimes -ezə-\

Definition of sesamin

plural

-s

  1. :  a crystalline cyclic ether C20H18O6 that is obtained especially from sesame oil and is a powerful synergist for pyrethrum insecticides

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Origin and Etymology of sesamin

Latin sesamum sesame + International Scientific Vocabulary -in


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