fe·brif·u·gine | \ fə̇ˈbrifyəˌjēn, fēˈ-, -jə̇n \
Definition of febrifugine
: a toxic emetic crystalline alkaloid C16H19N3O3 that is obtained from ch'ang shan and is a potent antimalarial
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