plural -s
: a crystalline triterpenoid alcohol C30H49OH found especially in yellow lupine, gutta-percha and balata, and shea butter

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary lupe- (irregular from lupine) + -ol; probably originally formed in German

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“Lupeol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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