Coumarin meaning

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A fragrant crystalline compound, C9 H6 O2 , present in tonka beans and produced synthetically for use as a fragrance. Coumarin has been banned as a food additive in the United States because it can be toxic in large amounts.
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A fragrant crystalline compound, C9 H6 O2 , present in tonka beans and produced synthetically for use as a fragrance. Coumarin has been banned as a food additive in the United States because it can be toxic in large amounts.
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A fragrant crystalline compound extracted from several plants, such as tonka beans and sweet clover, or produced synthetically. Coumarin and its derivatives are widely used in perfumes, as anticoagulants, and as rodenticides. Chemical formula: C9H6O2.
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(organic chemistry) The bicyclic aromatic compound 1,2-benzopyrone or any of its derivatives.
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A toxic, white crystalline substance, C9H6O2, with the odor of vanilla, obtained from the tonka bean and certain other plants or made synthetically: used in perfumes, soaps, etc.
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Origin of coumarin

  • French coumarine from coumarou tonka bean tree from Spanish coumarú from Portuguese cumaru from Tupí cumarú, commaru

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition