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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Origin and Etymology of 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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