arecoline

noun
arec·​o·​line | \ ə-ˈre-kə-ˌlēn How to pronounce arecoline (audio) \

Definition of arecoline

: a toxic parasympathomimetic alkaloid C8H13NO2 that is used as a veterinary anthelmintic and occurs naturally in betel nuts

Examples of arecoline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From teenagers to elderly mah-jong players, the city’s residents chomp furiously to get their fix of the nut’s main stimulant, arecoline. The Economist, 3 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of arecoline

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arecoline

International Scientific Vocabulary areca + -ol entry 1 + -ine entry 2

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“Arecoline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arecoline. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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arecoline

noun
arec·​o·​line | \ ə-ˈrek-ə-ˌlēn How to pronounce arecoline (audio) \

Medical Definition of arecoline

: a toxic parasympathomimetic alkaloid C8H13NO2 that is used as a veterinary anthelmintic and occurs naturally in betel nuts

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