allicin

noun al·li·cin \ ˈa-lə-sən \
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

Definition of allicin

: a pungent compound C6H10OS2 formed enzymatically in crushed garlic cloves that imparts the distinctive smell to garlic and possesses antimicrobial properties

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Origin and Etymology of allicin

New Latin Allium (genus name of garlic, from Latin, garlic) + -cin (as in -mycin)


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allicin

noun al·li·cin \ ˈal-ə-sən \

medical Definition of allicin

: a pungent compound C6H10OS2 formed enzymatically from alliin in crushed garlic cloves that imparts the distinctive smell to garlic and possesses antimicrobial properties

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