esculin
A glucoside from horse-chestnut bark; used as a sunburn protective. SYN: aesculin. [L. aesculus, the Italian oak]

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es·cu·lin or aes·cu·lin 'es-kyə-lən n a glucoside C15H16O9 from the inner bark of the horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastaneum) and roots of the yellow jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) that absorbs ultraviolet rays

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es·cu·lin (esґku-lin) [L. aesculus horse-chestnut] a coumarin glycoside found in species of Aesculus; it has febrifuge properties but causes toxicity in livestock.

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  • Esculin — Es*cu lin, n. [See {Esculic}.] (Chem.) A glucoside obtained from the {[AE]sculus hippocastanum}, or horse chestnut, and characterized by its fine blue fluorescent solutions. [Written also {[ae]sculin}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • esculin — /es kyeuh lin/, n. Chem. a white, crystalline, slightly water soluble glucoside, C15H16O9, obtained from the bark of the common horse chestnut and used chiefly in skin preparations as a protective against sunburn. Also, aesculin. [ < It esculina… …   Universalium

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  • aesculin — Esculin Es*cu lin, n. [See {Esculic}.] (Chem.) A glucoside obtained from the {[AE]sculus hippocastanum}, or horse chestnut, and characterized by its fine blue fluorescent solutions. [Written also {[ae]sculin}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • AEsculus hippocastanum — Esculin Es*cu lin, n. [See {Esculic}.] (Chem.) A glucoside obtained from the {[AE]sculus hippocastanum}, or horse chestnut, and characterized by its fine blue fluorescent solutions. [Written also {[ae]sculin}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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