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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A colorless crystalline compound, C15H18O3, obtained from species of wormwood, especially santonica, and used as an anthelmintic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An anthelmintic found in santonica and related plants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white crystalline substance having a bitter taste, extracted from the buds of levant wormseed and used as an anthelmintic. It occassions a peculiar temporary color blindness, causing objects to appear as if seen through a yellow glass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bitter substance (C15H18O3), the active principle of santonica, or wormseed.

Etymologies

santon(ica) + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From santon(ica) +‎ -in. (Wiktionary)

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