Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or derived from plants of the genus Croton.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to, or derived from, a plant of the genus Croton, or from croton oil.
  • adjective (Chem.) a white crystalline organic acid, C3H5.CO2H, of the ethylene, or acrylic acid series. It was so named because formerly supposed to exist in croton oil. Also, any acid metameric with crotonic acid proper.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to crotonic acid or its derivatives

Etymologies

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From croton oil

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