cacotheline

noun ca·coth·e·line \kəˈkäthəˌlēn, ka-, -lə̇n\

Definition of cacotheline

plural

-s

  1. :  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


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