lath·​y·​ro·​gen ˈlath-ə-rə-jən, -ˌjen How to pronounce lathyrogen (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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