allicin

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Latin allium (garlic) +‎ -cin (modeled after -mycin, -cin, produced by bacteria).

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allicin (countable and uncountable, plural allicins)

  1. (organic chemistry) An organic compound, diallyl thiosulfinate, obtained from garlic, with a variety of medicinal and antibacterial properties.
    • 2009 August 26, Susan Sampson, “Touring Ontario's West Coast”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      The "neck" is not soft and braidable, the cloves are big and fat, there's a round basal plate at the root, and the content of allicin (a healthful compound) is five times that of offshore garlic, Rowe boasts.

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  • (sulfur compounds from garlic): ajoene

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