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- n. A glucoside of coniferyl alcohol found in conifers
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A glucoside extracted from the cambium layer of coniferous trees as a white crystalline substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crystalline glucoside (C16H22O8 + 2H2O) existing in coniferous woods, and perhaps in all wood-tissue. Also called abietin.
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Haarmann in 1874 by oxidizing coniferin, a glucoside contained in the sap of various coniferæ, but it now appears to be usually manufactured from eugenol, a phenol contained in oil of cloves.
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