arecoline

noun

arec·​o·​line ə-ˈre-kə-ˌlēn How to pronounce arecoline (audio)
: 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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arecoline was in 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Arecoline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arecoline. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

arecoline

noun
arec·​o·​line ə-ˈrek-ə-ˌlēn How to pronounce arecoline (audio)
: a toxic parasympathomimetic alkaloid C8H13NO2 that is used as a veterinary anthelmintic and occurs naturally in betel nuts
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