botogenin

noun
bo·​tog·​e·​nin | \ bōˈtäjənə̇n, ˌbätəˈjenə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of botogenin

: a crystalline steroidal sapogenin C27H40O4 obtained from a yam (Dioscorea mexicana)

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History and Etymology for botogenin

boto- (perhaps irregular from Spanish batata sweet potato) + -genin

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“Botogenin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/botogenin. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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