Definition of santonin in English:


Syllabification: san·to·nin
Pronunciation: /ˈsantnən


A toxic crystalline compound present in santonica and related plants, used as an anthelmintic.
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  • Tenulin and helenalin were obtained from Helenium amarum, whereas santonin was commercially supplied (Sigma) and isoalantolactone was purified from helenin (Sigma) as in Dupuis et al..
  • However, we reported in a previous study that santonin, a eudesmanolide sesquiterpene lactone, exerts no effects on the differentiation of leukemia cells.


mid 19th century: from santonica + -in1.

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