quassin

Definitions:

  • The neutral bitter principle of quassia (<em>Picræna excelsa</em>).
  • The bitter principle of quassia, extracted as a white crystalline substance; -- formerly called <altname>quassite</altname>.
  • A very bitter <xref>triterpenoid</xref> <xref>lactone</xref>, extracted as white crystals from the <xref>quassia</xref> tree, used in traditional <xref>Chinese</xref> <xref>medicine</xref>
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