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noun, Chemistry.
a crystalline compound, C 1 5 H 1 8 O 3 , the active principle of santonica.
a white crystalline soluble substance extracted from the dried flower heads of santonica and used in medicine as an anthelmintic. Formula: C15H18O3

santonin san·to·nin (sān’tə-nĭn)
A colorless crystalline compound obtained from species of wormwood and used as an anthelmintic.


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