Definition of nopaline in English:

nopaline

noun

Biochemistry
  • An opine, C₁₁H₂₀N₄O₄, synthesized by plant cells which are infected by tumour-inducing plasmids found in a strain of the crown gall bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Plant Physiology. From French nopaline from nopal + -ine.

Pronunciation

nopaline

/ˈnəʊp(ə)liːn/