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, in the meaning defined above

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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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