[koh-nif-er-in, kuh-] /koʊˈnɪf ər ɪn, kə-/

noun, Chemistry.
a grayish-white, water-soluble powder, C 16 H 22 O 8 ⋅2H 2 O, obtained from the cambium of coniferous trees and from asparagus: used chiefly in the manufacture of vanillin.


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