Daph"nin (?), n. [Cf. F. daphnine.] Chem. (a)

A dark green bitter resin extracted from the mezereon (Daphne mezereum) and regarded as the essential principle of the plant.

[R.] (b)

A white, crystalline, bitter substance, regarded as a glucoside, and extracted from Daphne mezereum and D. alpina.


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