noun hel·min·tho·spo·rin \(ˌ)helˌmin(t)thəˈspōrə̇n\

Definition of helminthosporin



  1. :  a dark maroon crystalline phenolic pigment C15H10O5 derived from anthraquinone and formed by the action of certain molds (as Helminthosporium gramineum) on sugar

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Origin and Etymology of helminthosporin

New Latin, Helminthosporium + English -in

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