bitter principle

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bitter principle

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(Pharmacology) any of various bitter-tasting substances, such as aloin, usually extracted from plants
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Noun1.bitter principle - any one of several hundred compounds having a bitter taste; not admitting of chemical classification
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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