One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bitter alkaloid, C₃₇H₄₀N₂O₆, originally isolated from the bark of the root of the barberry Berberis vulgaris.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Thomson (1810–1864), medical officer of health. From German Oxyacanthin from post-classical Latin oxyacantha, name for Berberis vulgaris + -in.
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