polyketide etymology

English word polyketide comes from English poly- (Many. Polymer.), English ketide

Detailed word origin of polyketide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
ketide English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any organic compound containing adjacent methylene and carbonyl functional groups.
polyketide English (eng) (biochemistry) Any of many biochemical intermediates, having such a structure, that have a role in biosynthesis and metabolism.. (organic chemistry) Any polymer whose monomer is a ketide.

Words with the same origin as polyketide

Descendants of poly-
polyamorous polyamory polyangular polycarbonate polycarpic polydeism polydiverse polyembryo polyester polyethylene polyfoam polygamous polyglandular polygraph polymer polyneuritis polyphonic polyphony polypropylene polystyrene polysulfone resin polyurethane polyvinyl styrofoam
Descendants of ketide
ketidic polyketidic