cepharanthine

noun ceph·a·ran·thine \ˌsefəˈranˌthīn, -thə̇n\

Definition of cepharanthine

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of cepharanthine

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


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