alkaloid

noun al·ka·loid \ ˈal-kə-ˌlȯid \
|Updated on: 1 Jul 2018

Definition of alkaloid

: any of numerous usually colorless, complex, and bitter organic bases (such as morphine or caffeine) containing nitrogen and usually oxygen that occur especially in seed plants and are typically physiologically active

alkaloidal

play \ˌal-kə-ˈlȯi-dᵊl\ adjective

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1820

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alkaloid

noun al·ka·loid \ ˈal-kə-ˌlȯid \

medical Definition of alkaloid

: any of numerous usually colorless, complex, and bitter organic bases (as morphine or caffeine) containing nitrogen and usually oxygen that occur especially in seed plants and are typically physiologically active

alkaloidal

play \ˌal-kə-ˈlȯid-ᵊl\ adjective


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