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Meaning of coniferin

co•nif•er•in

Pronunciation: (kō-nif'ur-in, ku-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a grayish-white, water-soluble powder, CHO&multiplydot;2HO, obtained from the cambium of coniferous trees and from asparagus: used chiefly in the manufacture of vanillin.
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