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Medical Term:

ergothioneine

Pronunciation: er'go-thi'o-ne'in

Definition: The betaine of a sulfur-containing derivative of histidine, present in blood and other mammalian tissue and in ergot.

Synonym(s): thiolhistidylbetaine, thioneine

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