One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A colourless crystalline compound, C₁₅H₁₄O₄, which has a tricyclic molecule containing fused coumarin and furan rings and occurs in the root of hog's fennel, Peucedanum officinale, and in certain other plants of the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Records of General Science. From German Peucedaninum from scientific Latin Peucedanum + -inum.
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