Santonin

==Reactions and properties== Santonin can be converted to santonic acid (C15H20O4) via based-catalyzed hydrolysis followed by a multistep rearrangement process. Santonin dissolves in alkalies with formation of salts of this carboxylic acid. Santonin, in acetic acid solution, when exposed to sunlight for about a month, is converted into (colorless)...
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Santonin

• (n.) A white crystalline substance having a bitter taste, extracted from the buds of levant wormseed and used as an anthelmintic. It occassions a peculiar temporary color blindness, causing objects to appear as if seen through a yellow glass.
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santonin

<chemistry> A white crystalline substance having a bitter taste, extracted from the buds of levant wormseed and used as an anthelmintic. It occassions a peculiar temporary colour blindness, causing objects to appear as if seen through a yellow glass. ... Origin: L. Herba santonica, a kind of plant, fr. Santoni a people of Aquitania; cf. Gr., ...
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Santonin

San'to·nin noun [ Latin herba santonica , a kind of plant, from Santoni a people of Aquitania; confer Greek ...: confer French santonine .] (Chemistry) A white crystalline substance having a bitter taste, extracted from the buds of levant wormseed and used as an anthelmintic...
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santonin

Type: Term Pronunciation: san′tō-nin Definitions: 1. The inner anhydride or lactone of santoninic acid, obtained from santonica, the unexpanded flower heads of Artemisia cina and other species of Artemisia (family Compositae); has been used to effect expulsion of roundworms (Ascaris lumbricoides), and in the treatment of urinary incontin...
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