cordycepin

noun cor·dy·cep·in \ˌkȯ(r)də̇ˈsepə̇n\

Definition of cordycepin

plural

-s

  1. :  an adenosine analogue C10H13N5O3 with antibiotic activity used especially to study gene regulation because of its ability to inhibit transcription

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Origin and Etymology of cordycepin

cordyceps + -in


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