Definition of anemonin in English:

anemonin

Pronunciation /əˈnɛmənɪn/

noun

Chemistry
  • An acrid crystalline substance which occurs in various plants of the genera Anemone and Ranunculus (family Ranunculaceae) and is a dimer of the toxic compound protoanemonin.

    Anemonin is a tricyclic unsaturated lactone, C₁₀H₈O₄.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Thomson. From anemone + -in, after either German Anemonin or French anémonine (both 1817 or earlier).