Definition of phillyrin in English:

phillyrin

noun

Chemistry
  • A bitter, crystalline glucoside, C₂₇H₃₄O₁₁, obtained from the bark of Phillyrea latifolia and some other plants.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Thomson (1810–1864), medical officer of health. From German Phillyrin from scientific Latin Phillyrea + German -in.

Pronunciation

phillyrin

/ˈfɪlɪrɪn/