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achilleine

noun achil·le·ine

Medical Definition of achilleine

  1. :  a brownish red bitter alkaloid C20H38N2O15 found in plants of the genus Achillea



Variants of achilleine

or chiefly British

achillein

\ak-ə-ˈlē-ən, ə-ˈkil-ē-, -ˌēn\play play

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