Definition of protoanemonin in English:

protoanemonin

noun

Biochemistry
  • A pale yellow, poisonous, vesicant oil with bacteriostatic and fungistatic properties, found in many plants of the family Ranunculaceae.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From proto- + anemonin, after Japanese purotoanemonin.

Pronunciation

protoanemonin

/ˌprəʊtəʊəˈnɛmənɪn/