aj·​ma·​line | \ ˈaj-mə-ˌlēn \
plural -s

Definition of ajmaline

: an amber crystalline alkaloid C20H26N2O2 obtained from trees or shrubs of the genus Rauwolfia, especially from an Asian shrub (R. serpentina)

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First Known Use of ajmaline

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ajmaline

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“Ajmaline.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ajmaline. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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