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Medical Term:

diosgenin

Pronunciation: di-os'jen-in

Definition: A steroid sapogenin found in the roots of plants such as the yam; its steroid portion serves as a source from which pregnenolone and progesterone can be prepared.

Synonym(s): nitogenin

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