noun ru·tae·car·pine \ˌrütēˈkärˌpēn, -pə̇n\
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\ˌrütēˈkärˌpēn, -pə̇n\

Definition of rutaecarpine



  1. :  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 — more at rue (herb), harvest

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