plural -s
: any of several alkaloids obtained from calabash curare
especially : one C40H46N4O2 obtained usually as its crystalline dichloride

Word History


New Latin toxifera (specific epithet of the woody vine Strychnos toxifera that yields calabash curare) (from tox- entry 1 + -fera, from Latin, feminine of -fer -ferous) + English -ine

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“Toxiferine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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