peltatin

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 \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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