diosgenin

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

Medical Definition of diosgenin 

: 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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