alantolactone

noun alan·to·lac·tone \ə-ˌlan-(ˌ)tō-ˈlak-ˌtōn\

Definition of alantolactone

plural

-s

  1. :  a white crystalline lactone C15H20O2 obtained from elecampane root

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Origin and Etymology of alantolactone

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


First Known Use: 1892


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