Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name given to two yellow, amorphous, pulverulent compounds, C16H12O6, contained in powdered asclepias root, Cynanchum Vincitoxicum. They melt at 59° C. One dissolves in water, the other does not.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A glucoside extracted from the root of the white swallowwort (Vincetoxicum officinale, a plant of the Asclepias family) as a bitter yellow amorphous substance; -- called also
asclepiadin, and cynanchin.
- Vincetoxicum + -in (Wiktionary)
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