hederin

noun hed·er·in \ ˈhedərə̇n \

Definition of hederin

plural -s
: a crystalline antibiotic glycoside C41H64O11 active against fungi and bacteria that is found especially in ivy called also alpha-hederin, helixin

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Origin and Etymology of hederin

International Scientific Vocabulary heder- (from New Latin Hedera, genus name of Hedera helix) + -in


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