plural -s
: a crystalline alkaloid C20H19NO5 found in celandine and other papaveraceous plants

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary chelidon- (from Greek chelidonion celandine) + -ine; originally formed as French chélidonine

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“Chelidonine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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