umbelliferonemedical dictionary

<chemistry> A tasteless white crystalline substance, C9H6O3, found in the bark of a certain plant (Daphne Mezereum), and also obtained by the distillation of certain gums from the Umbelliferae, as galbanum, asafetida, etc. It is analogous to coumarin.

Synonyms: hydroxy-coumarin.

(01 Mar 1998)

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