emetine

noun em·e·tine \ ˈe-mə-ˌtēn \

Definition of emetine

: an emetic alkaloid C29H40N2O4 extracted from ipecac root and used especially to treat amebiasis

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1819

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emetine

noun em·e·tine \ ˈem-ə-ˌtēn \

medical Definition of emetine

: an amorphous alkaloid C29H40N2O4 extracted from ipecac root and used as an emetic and expectorant

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