pel·​ta·​tin pel-ˈtāt-ᵊn How to pronounce peltatin (audio)
: either of two lactones that occur as glycosides in the rootstock of the mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) and have some antineoplastic activity:
or α-peltatin : one C21H20O8 containing two hydroxyl groups
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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“Peltatin.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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