<chemistry> A white crystalline substance having a bitter taste, extracted from the buds of levant wormseed and used as an anthelmintic. It occassions a peculiar temporary colour blindness, causing objects to appear as if seen through a yellow glass.

Origin: L. Herba santonica, a kind of plant, fr. Santoni a people of Aquitania; cf. Gr., cf. F. Santonine.

(01 Mar 1998)

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