Definition of agoniadin in English:

agoniadin

noun

Chemistry
rare
  • A bitter compound obtained from two Amazonian forest trees, Himatanthus lancifolius and H. sucuuba (family Apocynaceae), whose bark and leaves are used in Brazilian folk medicine.

Origin

Late 19th century. From German Agoniadin from Brazilian Portuguese agoniada, the name of the tree from which the substance was first obtained + -in.

Pronunciation

agoniadin

/əˈɡəʊnɪədɪn/