Medical Dictionary

diosgenin

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noun di·os·gen·in \ˌdī-ˌäz-ˈjen-ən, -ˈäz-jə-nən\

Medical Definition of diosgenin

  1. :  a crystalline steroid sapogenin C27H42O3 obtained especially from yams (genus Dioscorea) and used as a starting material for the synthesis of steroid hormones (as cortisone and progesterone)


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