a bitter constituent of hops, C21H30O5, having antibiotic properties.
1915–20; <New Latin Humul(us) genus name (special use of Medieval Latin: hop plant <Germanic; compare Old Norse humall,Old English hymele) + -on-one
- Also hu·mu·lone [hyoo-myuh-lohn or, often, yoo-]. /ˈhyu myəˌloʊn or, often, ˈyu-/.
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