emetine

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em·​e·​tine | \ ˈe-mə-ˌtēn How to pronounce emetine (audio) \

Definition of emetine

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

First Known Use of emetine

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Emetine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emetine. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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emetine

noun
em·​e·​tine | \ ˈem-ə-ˌtēn How to pronounce emetine (audio) \

Medical Definition of emetine

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

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