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alkaloid

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noun al·ka·loid \ˈal-kə-ˌlȯid\

Definition of alkaloid

  1. :  any of numerous usually colorless, complex, and bitter organic bases (as morphine or caffeine) containing nitrogen and usually oxygen that occur especially in seed plants and are typically physiologically active

alkaloidal

play \ˌal-kə-ˈlȯi-dəl\ adjective


Circa 1831

First Known Use of alkaloid

circa 1831


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alkaloid

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noun al·ka·loid \ˈal-kə-ˌlȯid\

Medical Definition of alkaloid

  1. :  any of numerous usually colorless, complex, and bitter organic bases (as morphine or caffeine) containing nitrogen and usually oxygen that occur especially in seed plants and are typically physiologically active

alkaloidal

\ˌal-kə-ˈlȯid-əl\play adjective



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