sempervirine

noun
sem·​per·​virine | \ -rə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of sempervirine

: a crystalline alkaloid C19H16N2 obtained from the yellow jessamine shrub

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History and Etymology for sempervirine

International Scientific Vocabulary sempervir- (from New Latin sempervirens —specific epithet of the woody vine Gelsemium sempervirens —, from sempervirent-, sempervirens evergreen) + -ine

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“Sempervirine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sempervirine. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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