Hypericin meaning

hī-pĕrĭ-sĭn
A drug, C30 H16 O8 , produced synthetically or as an extract of Saint John's wort and used as an antidepressant and antiviral agent.
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A drug, C30 H16 O8 , produced synthetically or as an extract of Saint John's wort and used as an antidepressant and antiviral agent.
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(chemistry, medicine) A red-coloured anthraquinone derivative, extracted from St John's wort or prepared synthetically, used as an antidepressant and antiviral agent.
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Origin of hypericin

  • Latin hyperīcum Saint John's wort (from Greek hupereikos, huperīkon) (hupo-, hup- under hypo–) (ereikē heath wer-2 in Indo-European roots) –in

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