[ hyoo-myuh-lon or, often, yoo- ]

  1. a bitter constituent of hops, C21H30O5, having antibiotic properties.

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
  • Also hu·mu·lone [hyoo-myuh-lohn or, often, yoo-]. /ˈhyu myəˌloʊn or, often, ˈyu-/.

Words Nearby humulon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023