smilagenin

noun

smi·​la·​gen·​in
ˌsmīləˈjenə̇n,
smīˈlajənə̇n
plural -s
: a steroid sapogenin C27H44O3 that is obtained especially from a sarsaparilla (Smilax ornata) and is stereoisomeric with sarsapogenin

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Smilax (genus name of Smilax ornata) + English -genin

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“Smilagenin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smilagenin. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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