tephrosin

noun teph·ro·sin \ˈtefrəsə̇n\

Definition of tephrosin

plural

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  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of tephrosin

New Latin Tephrosia + International Scientific Vocabulary -in


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