cyclopamine

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English[edit]

Molecular structure of cyclopamine

Etymology[edit]

cyclops +‎ -amine. So called for its ability to induce cyclopia in certain animals.

Noun[edit]

cyclopamine (uncountable)

  1. A naturally-occurring alkaloid that belongs to the group of steroidal jerveratrum alkaloids and has the molecular formula C27H41NO2.

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