khellin

noun
khel·​lin
variants: also kellin \ ˈkel-​ən How to pronounce kellin (audio) \

Medical Definition of khellin

: a crystalline compound C14H12O5 obtained from the fruit of a Middle Eastern plant (Ammi visnaga) of the family Umbelliferae and used as an antispasmodic in asthma and a coronary vasodilator in angina pectoris

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“Khellin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/khellin. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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