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  • noun organic chemistry A sapogenin found in fenugreek and yams.


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  • All parts of the plant, including the seed kernel, yield the sapogenins diosgenin and yamogenin, both of which are used in the partial synthesis of steroid drugs.

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  • HARDMAN, R. and SOFOWORA, E.A. (1970) Isolation and characterization of yamogenin from Balanites aegyptiaca.

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