tazettine

noun taz·et·tine \ˈtazəˌtēn, -zətə̇n\

Definition of tazettine

plural

-s

  1. :  a crystalline alkaloid C18H21NO5 obtained chiefly from the bulbs of the polyanthus narcissus

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Origin and Etymology of tazettine

New Latin tazetta (specific epithet of Narcissus tazetta) + English -ine


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