gramine

noun
gram·​ine | \ ˈgraˌmēn, -mə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of gramine

: a crystalline base (C8H6N)CH2N(CH3)2 occurring especially in the germ of Swedish barley and made from indole by reaction with formaldehyde and dimethylamine; 3-(dimethylamino-methyl)-indole

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History and Etymology for gramine

International Scientific Vocabulary gram- (from Latin gramen grass) + -ine

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“Gramine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gramine. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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