pterin

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From Greek: πτερόν (pteron) = wing (because it was first found in butterfly wings).

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pterin ‎(countable and uncountable, plural pterins)

  1. (organic chemistry) A ketonic amide derivative of pteridine responsible for some of the colouring in nature. It is also a component of folic acid.

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