sarmentogenin

noun

sar·​men·​to·​gen·​in sär-ˌmen-tə-ˈjen-ən How to pronounce sarmentogenin (audio) ˌsär-mən-ˈtäj-ə-nən How to pronounce sarmentogenin (audio)
: a crystalline steroid lactone C23H34O5 closely related to digitoxigenin, found in several plants of the genus Strophanthus, obtained especially by hydrolysis of sarmentocymarin, and used in a synthesis of cortisone

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“Sarmentogenin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sarmentogenin. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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