bufadienolide

[byoo-fuh-dahy-en-l-ahyd]

noun Biochemistry.

any of a family of steroid lactones, occurring in toad venom and squill, that possess cardiac-stimulating and antitumor activity.

Nearby words

  1. bueno,
  2. buenos aires,
  3. buenos días,
  4. buerger's disease,
  5. buf,
  6. buff,
  7. buff stick,
  8. buff top,
  9. buff wheel,
  10. buff-tip moth

Origin of bufadienolide

1965–70; from bufa-20, 22-dienolide a chemical component of such lactones; compare Latin būfō toad

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