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dioscin

[dahy-os-in]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a saponin, found in Mexican yams, that on hydrolysis produces diosgenin, glucose, and rhamnose.
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Origin of dioscin

< New Latin Diosc(orea) (see diosgenin) + -in2
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