anhalonium alkaloid

an·​ha·​lo·​ni·​um alkaloid | \ ˌan(h)əˈlōnēəm- \

Definition of anhalonium alkaloid

: any of a group of alkaloids (as hordenine, mescaline) that are found in peyote buttons and that are used as cerebral stimulants and motor depressants

called also cactus alkaloid

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First Known Use of anhalonium alkaloid

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anhalonium alkaloid

New Latin Anhalonium, genus of cacti, from Greek an- + halōnion small threshing floor (equated with New Latin areola areole, from Latin, small open space, diminutive of area piece of level ground, threshing floor), diminutive of halōn threshing floor; from the belief that the areoles were lacking

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“Anhalonium alkaloid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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