alan·​to·​lac·​tone | \ ə-ˌlan-(ˌ)tō-ˈlak-ˌtōn \
plural -s

Definition of alantolactone

: a white crystalline lactone C15H20O2 obtained from elecampane root

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First Known Use of alantolactone

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alantolactone

International Scientific Vocabulary alant + -o- + lactone; probably originally formed as German alantolakton

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“Alantolactone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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