Meaning of lotaustralin in English:

lotaustralin

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline, toxic (cyanogenic) compound present in Austral trefoil (Lotus australis), white clover, cassava, and some other plants.

    Lotaustralin is the glucoside of methyl ethyl ketone cyanohydrin; C₁₁H₁₉NO₆.

Pronunciation

lotaustralin

/lɒtˈɔːstr(ə)lɪn/ /lɒtˈɒstr(ə)lɪn/

Origin

1930s. From scientific Latin Lotus australis, taxonomic name of the Austral trefoil + -in; so called because it was first isolated from this plant.