Definition of phillygenin in English:

phillygenin

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline phenolic compound, C₂₁H₂₄O₆, which has a tetracyclic molecule with two fused furan rings and is the aglycone of phillyrin.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From philly- + -genin, after German Phillygenin.

Pronunciation

phillygenin

/fɪˈlɪdʒɪnɪn/