vicine

noun
vic·​ine
variants: or less commonly vicin \ ˈvisə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of vicine

: 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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History and Etymology for vicine

Latin vicia vetch + International Scientific Vocabulary -ine

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“Vicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vicine. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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