akuammine

noun

aku·​am·​mine
ˌa-ˌkü-ˈa-ˌmēn
plural -s
: a crystalline alkaloid C22H28N2O4 found in the seeds of a West African tree (Picralima nitida) of the dogbane family

Word History

Etymology

Tshi akuamma owala + English -ine

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of akuammine was in 1929

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“Akuammine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/akuammine. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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