Definition of myristicin in English:

myristicin

(also myristicine)

noun

Chemistry
  • A toxic colourless aromatic ether present in the volatile oils of nutmeg and mace, and in certain other plants including parsley and carrot; 5-allyl-1-methoxy-2,3-(methylenedioxy)benzene, C₁₁H₁₂O₃.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Andrew Ure (1778–1857), chemist. From scientific Latin myristica + -in.

Pronunciation

myristicin

/mʌɪˈrɪstɪsɪn//mɪˈrɪstɪsɪn/