syringin

noun
sy·​rin·​gin | \ -jə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of syringin

: a crystalline glucoside C17H24O9 found especially in the bark of a lilac (Syringa vulgaris) and of privets that on hydrolysis yields glucose and methoxy-coniferyl alcohol

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History and Etymology for syringin

French syringine, from New Latin Syringa (generic name of Syringa vulgaris) + French -ine

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“Syringin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syringin. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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