Definition of hederagenin
: a crystalline triterpenoid saponin C30H48O4 obtained by hydrolysis of hederin and other saponins (as from soap nuts)
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Origin and Etymology of hederagenin
International Scientific Vocabulary hedera- (from New Latin Hedera) + -gen + -in
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