sparteine

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noun spar·te·ine \ˈspär-tē-ən, ˈspär-ˌtēn\

Definition of sparteine

  1. :  a liquid alkaloid C15H26N2 extracted from Scotch broom and used in medicine in the form of its sulfate

Origin and Etymology of sparteine

Latin spartum esparto, broom + International Scientific Vocabulary -eine — more at esparto


First Known Use: 1851


Medical Dictionary

sparteine

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noun spar·te·ine \ˈspärt-ē-ən, ˈspär-ˌtēn\

Medical Definition of sparteine

  1. :  a liquid alkaloid extracted from the Scotch broom that has been used especially formerly in medicine in the form of its hydrated sulfate C15H26N2·H2SO4·5H2O


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