Definition of taxine
: a bitter poisonous alkaloid C37H51NO10 obtained as an amorphous powder from the leaves, shoots, and seeds of the English yew
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Origin and Etymology of taxine
International Scientific Vocabulary tax- (from New Latin Taxus) + -ine
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