triterpene

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triterpene

plant toxins, e.g. lantadenes A, B, found in Lantana camara, icterogenins A, B, C, found in Lippia spp. Called also triterpene acids.

triterpene acids
see triterpene (above).
tetracyclic triterpene
plant toxins found in Cucumis spp.
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Cucurbitacins are oxygenated tetracyclic triterpenes that have been shown to have emetic, antineoplastic, and cytotoxic effects on herbivores, resulting in feeding and oviposition deterrence and reduced growth of consumers (Miro 1995, Tallamy et al.