xan·​thox·​y·​lin | \ zanˈthäksələ̇n \
plural -s

Definition of xanthoxylin

1a : a crystalline phenolic ketone C10H12O4 obtained from seeds of a shrubby Chinese tree (Zanthoxylum piperitum)
b : any of several crystalline compounds obtained from the bark of other trees of the genus Zanthoxylum especially : xanthoxyletin
2 or xanthoxylin extract : a purified alcoholic extract of prickly-ash bark

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History and Etymology for xanthoxylin

International Scientific Vocabulary xanthoxyl- (from New Latin Xanthoxylum) + -in

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“Xanthoxylin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xanthoxylin. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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