sparteine

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

Definition of sparteine

: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


Medical Dictionary

sparteine

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

medical Definition of sparteine

: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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