sesamin

noun
ses·​a·​min | \ ˈsesəmə̇n sometimes -ezə- \
plural -s

Definition of sesamin

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

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History and Etymology for sesamin

Latin sesamum sesame + International Scientific Vocabulary -in

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“Sesamin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sesamin. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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