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Definition: 'Santonin'

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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 incontinence.

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