noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary saponin + -genin (compound formed from another compound) Date: circa 1862 a nonsugar portion of a saponin that is typically obtained by hydrolysis, has either a complex terpenoid or a steroidal structure, and in the latter case forms a practicable starting point in the synthesis of steroid hormones

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  • Sapogenin — Sa*pog e*nin, n. [Saponin + gen + in.] (Chem.) A white crystalline substance obtained by the decomposition of saponin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sapogenīn — Sapogenīn, s. Saponine …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sapogenin — Sapogenīn, s. Saponin …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sapogenin — The chemical structure of yamogenin, a sapogenin found in fenugreek Sapogenins are the aglycones, or non saccharide, portions of the family of natural products known as saponins. Sapogenins contain steroid or other triterpene frameworks as their… …   Wikipedia

  • sapogenin — ▪ chemical compound       any of a class of organic compounds occurring in many species of plants as derivatives of the steroid and the triterpenoid groups in the form of their glycosides, the saponins (q.v.). A similar group of steroid compounds …   Universalium

  • sapogenin — noun The steroid constituent of the glycoside saponin …   Wiktionary

  • sapogenin — The aglycon of a saponin; one of a family of steroids of the spirostan type (a 16,22:22,26 diepoxycholestane). * * * sa·po·ge·nin .sap ə jen ən, sə päj ə nən n a nonsugar portion of a saponin that is typically obtained by hydrolysis, has either a …   Medical dictionary

  • Sapogenin — Sa|po|ge|nin [↑ Saponin u. ↑ genin], das; s, e: Sammelbez. für die Aglykone der Saponine, z. B. Digitogenin u. Diosgenin als Steroid S. u. die Amyrine u. Oleanolsäure als Triterpenoid Sapogenine …   Universal-Lexikon

  • sapogenin — sap·o·gen·in …   English syllables

  • sapogenin — ˌsapəˈjenə̇n; səˈpäjənə̇n, ˌnēn noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary saponin + genin : the nonsugar portion of a saponin obtained by hydrolysis or in a few cases found free in plants and characterized by either a triterp …   Useful english dictionary

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