Definition of scillitin in US English:

scillitin

(also scillitine)

noun

Chemistry
  • A bitter toxic substance of uncertain identity (perhaps a mixture) obtained from the sea onion or squill, Drimia (formerly Scilla) maritima; (in later use) specifically a terpenoid said to have the formula C₂₇H₂₅O₆.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Thomson (1773–1852), chemist. From scillit- + -in, after French scillitine.

Pronunciation

scillitin

/ˈsɪlɪtɪn/