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santonin Line breaks: san|tonin
Pronunciation: /ˈsantənɪn/

Definition of santonin in English:


[mass noun] Chemistry
A toxic crystalline compound present in santonica and related plants, used as an anthelmintic.
  • Chemical formula: C15H18O3
Example sentences
  • 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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