Meaning of zearalenone in English:

zearalenone

Pronunciation /zɪəˈralənəʊn/

noun

Biochemistry
  • An oestrogenic compound which is a metabolic product of certain cereal fungi and causes disorders of the reproductive system in poultry and livestock (especially pigs).

    Zearalenone is a lactone of resorcylic acid. Formula: C₁₈H₂₂O₅.

Origin

1960s. From zea + -ral- + -ene (indicating a double bond) + -one.