<chemistry> A colourless crystalline substance, regarded as a glucoside, and found in the bark of the ash (Fraxinus) and along with esculin in the bark of the horse-chestnut. It shows a delicate fluorescence in alkaline solutions.

Synonyms: paviin.

Origin: From Fraxinus.

(01 Mar 1998)

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