Definition of smilagenin
: a steroid sapogenin C27H44O3 that is obtained especially from a sarsaparilla (Smilax ornata) and is stereoisomeric with sarsapogenin
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Origin and Etymology of smilagenin
New Latin Smilax (genus name of Smilax ornata) + English -genin
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