ajmaline

noun

aj·​ma·​line
ˈaj-mə-ˌlēn
plural -s
: an amber crystalline alkaloid C20H26N2O2 obtained from trees or shrubs of the genus Rauwolfia, especially from an Asian shrub (R. serpentina)

Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ajmaline was in 1943

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“Ajmaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ajmaline. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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