variants or rutecarpine
plural -s
: a light yellow crystalline alkaloid C18H13N3O found in the fruit of an Asiatic shrub or small tree (Evodia rutaecarpa)

Word History


New Latin rutaecarpa (specific epithet of Evodia rutaecarpa, probably from Latin rutae —genitive of ruta rue—+ -carpa, from Greek karpos fruit) + English -ine (herb), harvest

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“Rutaecarpine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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