berberine


ber·ber·ine

noun \ˈbər-bə-ˌrēn\

Definition of BERBERINE

:  a bitter crystalline yellow alkaloid C20H19NO5 obtained from the roots of various plants (as barberry) and used in medicine especially for its antimicrobial properties

Origin of BERBERINE

German Berberin, from New Latin berberis
First Known Use: circa 1847

ber·ber·ine

noun \ˈbər-bə-ˌrēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BERBERINE

: a bitter crystalline yellow alkaloid C20H19NO5 obtained from the roots of various plants (as barberry) and used as a tonic and antiperiodic

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