corybulbine

noun
cor·​y·​bul·​bine | \ ˌkȯrə̇ˈbəlˌbēn, -bə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of corybulbine

: a crystalline alkaloid C21H25NO4 obtained from the roots of species of Corydalis

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History and Etymology for corybulbine

International Scientific Vocabulary cory- (from New Latin Corydalis) + bulb- (from New Latin bulbosa—former specific epithet of Corydalis cava—from Latin, feminine of bulbosus bulbous) + -ine

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“Corybulbine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corybulbine. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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