Definition of cacotheline
: a poisonous base C21H21N3O7 obtained as the orange-yellow crystalline nitrate by heating brucine with nitric acid
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Origin and Etymology of cacotheline
International Scientific Vocabulary cacothel- (from Late Greek kakothelēs malevolent, from Greek kak- cac- + -thelēs, from thelein to wish, will) + -ine; originally formed as French cacothéline — more at monothelete
First Known Use: 1846
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