Glossary – phytochemistry (under construction)

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Waxes – made up of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, also some substitution by oxygen, i.e. fatty acids esterified with long-chain alcohols

Withanolides – steroidal lactones characterised by ergostane type steroids with a C28 basic skeleton having a side chain of C9 units of which a six-membered lactone ring is a characteristic feature