lupeol

noun
lu·​pe·​ol | \ ˈlüpēˌȯl, -ōl \
plural -s

Definition of lupeol

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

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History and Etymology for lupeol

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

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“Lupeol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lupeol. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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