Definition of manoalide in US English:

manoalide

noun

Biochemistry
  • A terpenoid compound, C₂₅H₃₆0₅, originally isolated from a marine sponge, which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent and a potent inhibitor of some phospholipase enzymes.

Origin

1980s. From the name of ManoaValley, Oahu, where the compound was first isolated + -l- + -ide. The -l- preceding the suffix is probably arbitrary.

Pronunciation

manoalide

/məˈnəʊəlʌɪd/