Definitions

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  • n. A white crystalline substance extracted from gum storax, consisting of a salt of cinnamic acid with cinnamic alcohol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white crystalline tasteless substance extracted from gum storax, and consisting of a salt of cinnamic acid with cinnamic alcohol.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ester (C18H16O2) of cinnamic acid, which is the chief constituent of storax. It forms odorless and tasteless crystals, which have the properties of a resin.

Etymologies

styrax +‎ -in (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The oil consists chiefly of benzyl benzoate and cinnamate, together with styracin, or cinnamyl cinnamate, and a small quantity of free benzoic and cinnamic acids.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

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