peltatin

noun

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:
a
or α-peltatin : 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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“Peltatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/peltatin. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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