taxine

noun tax·ine \ˈtakˌsēn, -ksə̇n\

Definition of taxine

plural

-s

  1. :  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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