vicine

noun vic·ine
variants: or less commonly vicin \ˈvisə̇n\

Definition of vicine

plural -s
: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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