retrorsine

noun
re·​tror·​sine | \ rə̇‧ˈtrȯrˌsēn, -sə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of retrorsine

: a poisonous crystalline alkaloid C18H25NO6 found in various plants of the genus Senecio (as S. retrorsus)

History and Etymology for retrorsine

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 1 Oct. 2022.

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