lathyrogen

noun
lath·​y·​ro·​gen | \ ˈlath-ə-rə-jən, -ˌjen How to pronounce lathyrogen (audio) \

Medical Definition of lathyrogen

: any of a group of nucleophilic compounds (as β-aminopropionitrile) that tend to cause lathyrism and inhibit the formation of links between chains of collagen

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“Lathyrogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lathyrogen. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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