\\ˌsapəˈjenə̇n; səˈpäjənə̇n, -ˌnēn\ noun (-s)
: the nonsugar portion of a saponin obtained by hydrolysis or in a few cases found free in plants and characterized by either a triterpenoid usually pentacyclic structure (as in quillaic acid) or by a steroid structure usually having a spiro acetal side chain (as in diosgenin)

interest in the steroidal sapogenins has been increasing in recent years because of their usefulness as starting materials in the synthesis of steroidal hormones — Stephen Kaufmann

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  • Sapogenin — Sapogenīn, s. Saponin …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sapogenin — The chemical structure of yamogenin, a sapogenin found in fenugreek Sapogenins are the aglycones, or non saccharide, portions of the family of natural products known as saponins. Sapogenins contain steroid or other triterpene frameworks as their… …   Wikipedia

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  • sapogenin — noun The steroid constituent of the glycoside saponin …   Wiktionary

  • sapogenin — The aglycon of a saponin; one of a family of steroids of the spirostan type (a 16,22:22,26 diepoxycholestane). * * * sa·po·ge·nin .sap ə jen ən, sə päj ə nən n a nonsugar portion of a saponin that is typically obtained by hydrolysis, has either a …   Medical dictionary

  • Sapogenin — Sa|po|ge|nin [↑ Saponin u. ↑ genin], das; s, e: Sammelbez. für die Aglykone der Saponine, z. B. Digitogenin u. Diosgenin als Steroid S. u. die Amyrine u. Oleanolsäure als Triterpenoid Sapogenine …   Universal-Lexikon

  • sapogenin — sap·o·gen·in …   English syllables

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