vernonin

noun

ver·​no·​nin
ˈvərnənə̇n,
-əˌnin,
vərˈnōnə̇n
plural -s
: a poisonous glucoside C10H24O7 extracted from batiator root (Vernonia nigritiana) as a deliquescent powder

Word History

Etymology

vernon- (from New Latin Vernonia) + -in

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“Vernonin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vernonin. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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