Definition of parthenolide in English:

parthenolide

noun

Pharmacology
  • A sesquiterpene lactone, C₁₅H₂₀O₃, with antibacterial and cytotoxic properties which is the active ingredient in preparations of the leaves and flowers of feverfew, Tanacetum parthenium, used as a herbal medicine for the prevention of migraine.

Origin

1950s. From scientific Latin parthen- + -o- + l- + -ide.

Pronunciation

parthenolide

/ˈpɑːθɪnə(ʊ)lʌɪd/