isoprenoid

[ahy-suh-pree-noid]

adjective Chemistry.

pertaining to, derived from, or similar to isoprene.

Origin of isoprenoid

First recorded in 1955–60; isoprene + -oid
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Medicine definitions for isoprenoid

isoprenoid

[ī′sə-prēnoid′]

n.

A polymer whose carbon skeleton consists wholly or partly of isoprene units joined end to end.
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