Definition of miraculin in English:

miraculin

noun

Chemistry
  • A glycoprotein found in the berry of the West African shrub Synsepalum dulcificum, which makes sour substances taste sweet whilst having no taste itself.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From miracul- + -in.

Pronunciation

miraculin

/mɪˈrakjʊlɪn/