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Medical Term:

sesterterpenes

Pronunciation: ses'ter'ter-penz

Definition: Compounds formed from five isoprene units; often have a tricyclic structure; formed from geranylfarnesylpyrophosphate (cochliobolin B).

[L. sestertius, two and one-half, fr. semis, half, + tertius, third, + terpene]

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