echinopsine

noun
ech·​i·​nop·​sine | \ ˌekəˈnäpˌsēn, -sə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of echinopsine

: a crystalline alkaloid C10H9NO derived from quinoline occurring in the seeds of globe thistles and having a physiological effect like that of strychnine and brucine

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History and Etymology for echinopsine

International Scientific Vocabulary echinops- (from New Latin Echinops) + -ine

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“Echinopsine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/echinopsine. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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