arecoline

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noun arec·o·line \ ə-ˈre-kə-ˌlēn \

Definition of arecoline

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

Origin and Etymology of arecoline

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


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arecoline

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noun arec·o·line \ ə-ˈrek-ə-ˌlēn \

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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