pterin

noun
pter·​in | \ ˈter-ən How to pronounce pterin (audio) \

Definition of pterin

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

First Known Use of pterin

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pterin

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

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“Pterin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pterin. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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pterin

noun
pter·​in | \ ˈter-ən How to pronounce pterin (audio) \

Medical Definition of pterin

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

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