Dictionary > Mung

Mung

Definition
noun
(1) Mung bean: the seed of Vigna radiata.
(2) A plant of the genus Vigna in the Fabaceae family, native to India and Pakistan, and widely cultivated for its edible seeds and bean sprouts.
Supplement
This plant species is previously classified under the genus Phaseolus, now it belongs to genus Vigna. Its beans are small, ovoid in shape and commonly green in color. The seeds are used in making cellophane noodles, and prepared as green bean soup, tong sui, spring rolls, etc.
Word origin: from the Hindi moong.
Scientific name: Vigna radiata (previously Phaseolus aureus or Phaseolus radiatus)
Synonyms:

  • golden gram
  • green bean
  • green gram
  • green soy
  • mash bean
  • moong
  • mung bean
  • munggo or monggo

Related term:

  • mung bean nuclease
  • mung bean sprout


  • You will also like...

    Thermographic image of face and neck
    Regulation of Organic Metabolism, Growth and Energy Balance

    The human body is capable of regulating growth and energy balance through various feedback mechanisms. Get to know the e..

    Human Reproduction
    Human Reproduction

    Humans are capable of only one mode of reproduction, i.e. sexual reproduction. Haploid sex cells (gametes) are produced ..

    Direct and indirect physiologic effects of growth hormone
    Animal Growth Hormones

    Hormones are produced in the endocrine glands of animals. The pituitary gland and hypothalamus are the most impor..

    Population Growth and Survivorship
    Population Growth and Survivorship

    This lesson looks at population attributes, regulation, and growth. It also covers population genetics, particularly gen..

    Human Nervous System
    The Human Nervous System

    The nervous system is essentially a biological information highway. This tutorial gives an overview of the nervous syste..

    Genetic Mutations
    Chromosome Mutations – II

    This tutorial is a continuation of the first lesson on chromosomal mutation. Here, find out the chromosomal aberrations ..

    Related Articles...

    No related articles found

    See all Related Topics