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Quassin

Definition of the noun Quassin

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noun - plural: quassins

  1. [organic compound] A very bitter triterpenoid lactone, extracted as white crystals from the quassia tree, used in traditional Chinese medicine

Explanation

Quassin is a white bitter, crystalline substance extracted from the quassia tree. It is one of the most bitter substances found in nature with a bitter threshold of 0.08 ppm and it is 50 times more bitter than quinine.

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Google previewAmerican Journal of Pharmacy and the Sciences Supporting Public Health (1883)

Quassin is a bitter tonic, aperient and stomachic. It must not be administered during the acute stages of diseases, but in the general debility, the atomic dyspepsia, the anorexia, the chlorosis, the spasmodic vomiting, the long and difficult ...

Google previewAmerican Journal of Pharmacy (1883)

Quassin is a bitter tonic, aperient and stomachic. It must not be administered during the acute stages of diseases, but in the general debility, the atonic dyspepsia, the anorexia, the chlorosis, the spasmodic vomiting, the long and difficult ...

Google previewBioactive Natural Products (Part C) (2000)

by Atta-ur-Rahman

The tetracyclic triterpenoid quassin is an antifeedant to the aphid Myzus persicae [15], and the limonoids azadirachtins from Azadirachta indica are also potent insect antifeedants [13]. Ursolic acid has been identified as an allelopathic agent in ...

Google previewLeung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients (2011)

Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics by Ikhlas A. Khan, Ehab A. Abourashed

Extracts and purified mixtures ofbitter principles ( commerciallyknown simply as“quassin”) areused to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (1868)

QUASSIN. Qiiassiin.

Google previewDictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines ... [ed] by Robert Hunt ... (1878)

by Andrew Ure

Of the latter, menyanthin, gentipicrin, colchicin, colocynthin, picrotoxin, brucin, strychnin, quassin, and absynthin, are supposed to be more or less employed. The first two and the hut two of these are harmless. Those decidedly injurious are ...

Google previewUre's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines (1879)

Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice by Andrew Ure, Robert Hunt

Of the latter, menyanthin, gentipicrin, colchicin, colocynthin, picrotoxin, brucin, strychnin, quassin, and absynthin, are supposed to be more ...

Google previewDictionary of American Indian Place and Proper Names in New England (2015)

by Douglas Lithgow

Wussoon quassin, a Mohegan sachem. Wuttaannoh. Wide Nonnupanohow . Wuttackquiackommin, “a valient man who lived 3 or 4 years with the Nanhiggonticks.” R. W. Wuttakooeeim, signed one of Philip's agreements with the Colony ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

The active ingredient, quassin, is effective against aphids ( Aphididae), Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), caterpillars, and house flies.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Modern Herbalism (1985)

A Comprehensive Guide to Practical Herbal Therapy by Simon Mills

Constituents: bitter glycosides ('quassiin': including picrasmin, quassin); alkaloid. Applications: to debilitated digestion and loss of appetite, as in convalescence or cachexia; to nematode infestations. Dosage: 0.3-0.6 gram of dried wood ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (2010)

Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter

QUASSIN • Bitter alkaloid obtained from the wood of Quassia amara. Chiefly used as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol. Shavings from a plant found in Jamaica ...

Google previewSkin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary (2014)

by M. Varinia Michalun, Joseph C. DiNardo

Quassia yields quassin, a bitter alkaloid obtained from the wood of Quassiaamara. It is primarily used as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol. quaternium-15—an all-purpose preservative, it is active against bacteria ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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