corytuberine

noun
cor·​y·​tu·​ber·​ine | \ ˌkȯrə̇ˈtübəˌrēn, -ə‧ˈtyü-, -bərə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of corytuberine

: a crystalline alkaloid C19H21NO4 obtained from the roots of certain fumeworts (as members of the genus Corydalis)

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History and Etymology for corytuberine

International Scientific Vocabulary cory- (from New Latin Corydalis) + tuber- (from New Latin tuberosa—former specific epithet of Corydalis cava—from Latin, feminine of tuberosus tuberous) + -ine

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“Corytuberine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corytuberine. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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