emetine

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noun em·e·tine \ˈe-mə-ˌtēn\

Definition of emetine

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

First Known Use of emetine

1819


Medical Dictionary

emetine

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noun em·e·tine \ˈem-ə-ˌtēn\

Medical Definition of emetine

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


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