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isoprenoid

[ahy-suh-pree-noid] /ˌaɪ səˈpri nɔɪd/
adjective, Chemistry.
1.
pertaining to, derived from, or similar to isoprene.
Origin of isoprenoid
1955-1960
First recorded in 1955-60; isoprene + -oid
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isoprenoid in Medicine

isoprenoid i·so·pre·noid (ī'sə-prē'noid')
n.
A polymer whose carbon skeleton consists wholly or partly of isoprene units joined end to end.

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