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n.1.(Chem.) An acrid, poisonous, crystallizable substance, obtained from some species of anemone.
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Anemones, when fresh, contains the glycoside anemonin and anemonic acid; the former is responsible for any fatalities that have arisen and can cause gangrene when the skin is broken.
Anemonin is a natural bioactive compound that can regulate tyrosinase-related proteins and mRNA in human melanocytes.
Pulsatilla pratensis, the source of EVI-3, has protoanemonin-forming agents which changes to protoanemonine and anemonin.