retrorsine

noun

re·​tror·​sine
rə̇‧ˈtrȯrˌsēn,
-sə̇n
plural -s
: a poisonous crystalline alkaloid C18H25NO6 found in various plants of the genus Senecio (as S. retrorsus)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin retrorsus (specific epithet of Senecio retrorsus) (from Latin, bent backwards) + English -ine

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“Retrorsine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retrorsine. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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