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

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“Brucine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brucine. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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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

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