cepharanthine

noun
ceph·a·ran·thine | \ ˌsefəˈranˌthīn , -thə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of cepharanthine 

: an alkaloid C37H38N2O6 obtained from the tuberous roots of a Formosan plant (Stephania cepharantha) and used experimentally in the treatment of tuberculosis

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History and Etymology for cepharanthine

cepharanth- (from New Latin cepharantha, specific epithet of Stephania cepharantha) + -ine

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