from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A highly poisonous toxalbumin contained in the seed of Croton Tiglium.


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  • Neither emulsin, arbutin nor crotin have any marked hydrolytic action on castor oil, but myrosin is about half as active as castor seeds, except in the presence of potassium myronate, when no decomposition occurs.

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  • _Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi_, containing the glucoside arbutin, myrosin from black mustard-seed, gold lac (_Cheirantus cheiri_) and crotin from croton seeds.

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