Meaning of octopine in English:

octopine

(also octopin)

Pronunciation /ˈɒktəpiːn/ /ˈɒktəpɪn/

noun

Biochemistry
  • An amino acid of the opine group, C ₉ H ₁₈ N ₄ O ₄, found in the tissues of some cephalopods and lamellibranch molluscs and also synthesized by plant cells infected by certain strains of the crown gall pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From octopus + -ine, after German Oktopin, so called on account of the compound being first found in octopus muscle.