rutaecarpine

noun

ru·​tae·​car·​pine
variants or rutecarpine
ˌrütēˈkärˌpēn,
-pə̇n
plural -s
: a light yellow crystalline alkaloid C18H13N3O found in the fruit of an Asiatic shrub or small tree (Evodia rutaecarpa)

Word History

Etymology

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 14 Jun. 2024.

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