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lupulin

Pronunciation: lu'pu-lin

Definition: A sticky, yellowish, granular material consisting of entire multicellular glandular hairs (trichomes) from the fruit and bracts of the hop vine, Humulus lupulus; the essential oils and resins of these glandular hairs are responsible for the characteristic bitter taste of beer or medicinals made from hops; has been used as an antispasmodic and sedative.

Synonym(s): humulin

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