brucine

noun
bru·​cine | \ ˈbrü-ˌsēn How to pronounce brucine (audio) \

Definition of brucine

: a poisonous alkaloid C23H26N2O4 found with strychnine especially in nux vomica

First Known Use of brucine

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brucine

probably from French, from New Latin Brucea, genus name of Brucea antidysenterica, a shrub

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about brucine

Time Traveler for brucine

Time Traveler

The first known use of brucine was in 1820

See more words from the same year

Statistics for brucine

Cite this Entry

“Brucine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brucine. Accessed 13 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for brucine

brucine

noun
bru·​cine | \ ˈbrü-ˌsēn How to pronounce brucine (audio) \

Medical Definition of brucine

: a poisonous alkaloid C23H26N2O4 found with strychnine especially in nux vomica

Comments on brucine

What made you want to look up brucine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

easily led, controlled, or managed

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!