rhizopterin

noun rhi·zop·ter·in \ rīˈzäptərə̇n \

Definition of rhizopterin

plural -s
:a pale yellow crystalline aldehydo amino acid C15H12N6O4 obtained in the fumaric acid fermentation by a black mold (Rhizopus nigricans) that promotes the growth of several streptococci :a formyl derivative of pteroic acid

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Origin and Etymology of rhizopterin

rhiz- + pterin


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