Vernonin Ver"no*nin, n. (Chem.) A glucoside extracted from the root of a South African plant of the genus {Vernonia}, as a deliquescent powder, and used as a mild heart tonic. [1913 Webster]

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  • vernonin — ver·no·nin …   English syllables

  • vernonin — ˈvərnənə̇n, əˌnin, vərˈnōnə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: vernon (from New Latin Vernonia) + in : a poisonous glucoside C10H24O7 extracted from batiator root (Vernonia nigritiana) as a deliquescent powder …   Useful english dictionary

  • batiator root — ˈbad.ēād.ə(r) noun Etymology: origin unknown : the root of a tropical African shrub (Vernonia nigritiana) that yields vernonin …   Useful english dictionary

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