tephrosin

noun

teph·​ro·​sin
ˈtefrəsə̇n
plural -s
: a crystalline compound C23H22O7 that is obtained from the leaves of a leguminous plant (Tephrosia vogelii) and from the roots of derris and cube and that is isomeric with toxicarol; hydroxy-deguelin

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New Latin Tephrosia + International Scientific Vocabulary -in

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“Tephrosin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tephrosin. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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