[hyoo-myuh-lon or, often, yoo-]
- a bitter constituent of hops, C21H30O5, having antibiotic properties.
Also hu·mu·lone [hyoo-myuh-lohn or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu myəˌloʊn or, often, ˈyu-/.
Origin of humulon
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
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