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Medical Term:

triterpenes

Pronunciation: tri-ter'penz

Definition: Hydrocarbons or their derivatives formed by the condensation of six isoprene units (equivalent to three terpene units) and containing, therefore, 30 carbon atoms; squalene, certain steroids, cardiac glycosides.

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