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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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