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amaroid (plural amaroids)
- (obsolete) Any bitter substance extracted from a plant (other than an alkaloid or glycoside).
1894, Charles E. Sohn, Dictionary of the Active Principles of Plants:
The name Amaroid is suggested for such bodies as these, in order to avoid confusion with glucosides and alkaloids, so many of which are also bitter.
1895, Bulletin of pharmacy, volume 9, page 374:
Picrotoxin is classed by Schon as an amaroid or bitter principle, although by some it is looked upon as a glucoside.