vomicine

noun
vom·​i·​cine | \ ˈväməˌsēn, -sə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of vomicine

2 : a crystalline alkaloid C22H24N2O4 occurring with brucine and strychnine

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History and Etymology for 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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“Vomicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vomicine. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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