sin·​al·​bin | \ sə̇ˈnalbə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of sinalbin

: 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

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History and Etymology for sinalbin

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

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“Sinalbin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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