vomicine

noun vom·i·cine \ˈväməˌsēn, -sə̇n\

Definition of vomicine

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  brucine

  2. 2 :  a crystalline alkaloid C22H24N2O4 occurring with brucine and strychnine

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Origin and Etymology of vomicine

New Latin vomica (in nux-vomica, specific epithet of the nux vomica tree Strychnos nux-vomica) + International Scientific Vocabulary -ine


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