vicine

noun vic·ine \ˈvisə̇n\
variants: less commonly

vicin

\ˈvisə̇n\

Definition of vicine

plural

-s

  1. :  a crystalline glucoside C10H16N4O7 obtained especially from seeds of vetches (genus Vicia) and beets that yields glucose and a pyrimidine on hydrolysis

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Origin and Etymology of vicine

Latin vicia vetch + International Scientific Vocabulary -ine


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