rutaecarpine

noun
ru·​tae·​car·​pine
variants: or rutecarpine \ ˌrütēˈkärˌpēn , -​pə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of rutaecarpine

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

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History and Etymology for rutaecarpine

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rutaecarpine. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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