pterin

noun pter·in \ ˈter-ən \

Definition of pterin

:any of various compounds that contain the bicyclic ring system characteristic of pteridine

Origin and Etymology of pterin

International Scientific Vocabulary pter- (from Greek pteron wing) + 1-in; from its being a factor in the pigments of butterfly wings


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pterin

noun pter·in \ ˈter-ən \

medical Definition of pterin

:any of various compounds that contain the bicyclic ring system characteristic of pteridine

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