Definition of monellin in English:

monellin

noun

Chemistry
  • A protein isolated from the berries of the tropical African plant Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii (family Menispermaceae) that is several thousand times as sweet as sucrose.

Pronunciation

monellin

/mɒˈnɛlɪn/ /məˈnɛlɪn/

Origin

1970s. From the name of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, U.S.A., where the protein was first isolated + -in.