Definition of picrotin in English:

picrotin

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline sesquiterpene lactone, C₁₅H₁₈O₇, that is the non-toxic component of picrotoxin.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in John S. Billings (1838–1913). Shortened from picrotoxin, after German Pikrotin.

Pronunciation

picrotin

/pɪˈkrəʊtɪn/