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sapogenin

noun sa·po·ge·nin \ˌsa-pə-ˈje-nən, sə-ˈpä-jə-nən\

Definition of SAPOGENIN

:  a nonsugar portion of a saponin that is typically obtained by hydrolysis, has either a complex terpenoid or a steroidal structure, and in the latter case forms a practicable starting point in the synthesis of steroid hormones

Origin of SAPOGENIN

International Scientific Vocabulary saponin + -genin (compound formed from another compound)
First Known Use: circa 1862

sapogenin

noun sa·po·ge·nin \ˌsap-ə-ˈjen-ən, sə-ˈpäj-ə-nən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SAPOGENIN

:  a nonsugar portion of a saponin that is typically obtained by hydrolysis, has either a complex terpenoid or a steroid structure and in the latter case forms a practicable starting point in the synthesis of steroid hormones

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