Definition of ginkgolide in US English:

ginkgolide

noun

Pharmacology Chemistry
  • Any of a group of bitter compounds present in the leaves and roots of the ginkgo tree, which are the active ingredients of the ginkgo extracts used in herbal medicine and have a variety of physiological effects.

Origin

1960s. From ginkgo + -olide.

Pronunciation

ginkgolide

/ˈɡɪŋkəlʌɪd/