Meaning of octopine in English:

octopine

noun

(also octopin)
Biochemistry
  • An amino acid of the opine group, C₉ H₁₈ N₄ O₄, 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.

Pronunciation

octopine

/ˈɒktəpiːn/ /ˈɒktəpɪn/

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.