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sparteine

noun spar·te·ine \ˈspär-tē-ən, ˈspär-ˌtēn\

Definition of SPARTEINE

:  a liquid alkaloid C15H26N2 extracted from Scotch broom and used in medicine in the form of its sulfate
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Origin of SPARTEINE

Latin spartum esparto, broom + International Scientific Vocabulary -eine — more at esparto
First Known Use: 1851
Medical Dictionary

sparteine

noun spar·te·ine \ˈspärt-ē-ən, ˈspär-ˌtēn\

Medical Definition of SPARTEINE

:  a liquid alkaloid extracted from the Scotch broom that has been used especially formerly in medicine in the form of its hydrated sulfate C15H26N2·H2SO4·5H2O

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