tabernanthine

noun

tab·​er·​nan·​thine
ˌtabə(r)ˈnan(t)ˌthēn,
-thə̇n
plural -s
: a bitter crystalline alkaloid C20H26N2O isomeric with ibogaine and occurring with it

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Tabernanthe (genus name of the plant Tabernanthe iboga)—from a native name in central Africa—+ English -ine

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“Tabernanthine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tabernanthine. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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