sinomenine

noun si·nom·e·nine \ sə̇ˈnäməˌnēn , -nə̇n \

Definition of sinomenine

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

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Origin and Etymology of sinomenine

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


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