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peltatin

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noun pel·ta·tin \pel-ˈtāt-ən\

Medical Definition of peltatin

  1. :  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-\play :  one C21H20O8 containing two hydroxyl groupsb or β–peltatin \ˈbāt-ə-, chiefly British ˈbēt-ə-\play :  one C22H22O8 containing only one hydroxyl group with the other replaced by a methoxyl group


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