sinalbin

noun

sin·​al·​bin
sə̇ˈnalbə̇n
plural -s
: a bitter crystalline glucoside C30H42N2O15S2 in white mustard seeds that on hydrolysis by myrosin yields glucose, sinapine hydrogen sulfate, and the yellow irritant mustard oil para-hydroxy-benzyl isothiocyanate

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary sin- (from Latin sinapis mustard) + Latin alba (feminine of albus white) + International Scientific Vocabulary -in

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“Sinalbin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sinalbin. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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