Definition of parthenolide in English:

parthenolide

Pronunciation /ˈpɑːθɪnə(ʊ)lʌɪd/

noun

Pharmacology
  • A sesquiterpene lactone, C₁₅ H₂₀ O₃, with antibacterial and cytotoxic properties which is the active ingredient in preparations of the leaves and flowers of feverfew, Tanacetum parthenium, used as a herbal medicine for the prevention of migraine.

Origin

1950s. From parthen- + -o- + l- + -ide.