tanacetin

noun
tan·​a·​ce·​tin | \ ˌtanəˈsētᵊn \
plural -s

Definition of tanacetin

: the bitter principle C11H16O4 of the common tansy

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History and Etymology for tanacetin

International Scientific Vocabulary tanacet- (from New Latin Tanacetum, genus name of the tansy Tanacetum vulgare) + -in

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“Tanacetin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tanacetin. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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