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peltatin

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noun pel·ta·tin \ pel-ˈtāt-ᵊn \

medical Definition of peltatin

:either of two lactones that occur as glycosides in the rootstock of the mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) and have some antineoplastic activity:
a or α-peltatin play \ˈal-fə-\ :one C21H20O8 containing two hydroxyl groups
b or β-peltatin \ˈbāt-ə-, chiefly British ˈbēt-ə-\ :one C22H22O8 containing only one hydroxyl group with the other replaced by a methoxyl group

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