Definition of toxiferine
: any of several alkaloids obtained from calabash curare; especially : one C40H46N4O2 obtained usually as its crystalline dichloride
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Origin and Etymology of toxiferine
New Latin toxifera (specific epithet of the woody vine Strychnos toxifera that yields calabash curare) (from 1tox- + -fera, from Latin, feminine of -fer -ferous) + English -ine
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