rheadine

noun

rhe·​a·​dine
variants or rhoeadine
ˈrēəˌdēn,
-dᵊn
plural -s
: a nonpoisonous crystalline alkaloid C21H21NO6 found in various poppies (as the corn poppy)

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary rhead-, rhoead- (from New Latin rhoead-, rhoeas —specific epithet of the corn poppy Papaver rhoeas —from Greek rhoiad-, rhoias corn poppy) + -ine

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“Rheadine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rheadine. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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