plural -s
: a crystalline alkaloid C19H23NO4 structurally related to thebaine but obtained from various eastern Asiatic plants (such as Sinomenium acutum) of the family Menispermaceae

Word History


sinomen- (from New Latin Sinomenium, genus name of the woody vine Sinomenium acutum) + -ine

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“Sinomenine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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