toxiferine

noun tox·if·er·ine \täkˈsifəˌrēn, -rə̇n\

Definition of toxiferine

plural

-s

  1. :  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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