tru·​xi·​lline | \ trüˈhē(y)ə̇n, -hilə̇n; ˌtrəkˈsilə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of truxilline

: either of two isomeric amorphous alkaloids C38H46N2O8 that are obtained from Truxillo coca and the yield on hydrolysis methanol, levorotatory ecgonine, and an acid:
a : the isomer that yields alpha-truxillic acid

called also alpha-truxilline

b : the isomer that yields beta-truxinic acid

called also beta-truxilline

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History and Etymology for truxilline

International Scientific Vocabulary truxill- (in Truxillo coca) + -ine

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“Truxilline.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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