Definition of diterpenoid in English:

diterpenoid

noun & adjective

Chemistry
  • See diterpene

    • ‘They contain the highly toxic C19 diterpenoid alkaloids of aconitine, mesaconitine and hypaconitine.’
    • ‘Some specialist sawfly adults sequester diterpenoids for protection against predatory birds and lizards.’
    • ‘Abscisic acid (a sesquiterpenoid) and the gibberellins (diterpenoids) are growth regulators.’
    • ‘Many conifers produce oleoresin, a complex mixture of mono-, sesqui- and diterpenoids.’
    • ‘These investigators revealed diterpenoids as the off-flavor culprit that can be problematic in forage-finished beef.’