anabasine

noun

anab·​a·​sine ə-ˈnab-ə-ˌsēn, -sən How to pronounce anabasine (audio)
: an insecticidal liquid alkaloid C10H14N2 related to nicotine and found in tobacco and in a nearly leafless Asian subshrub (Anabasis aphylla) of the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae)

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“Anabasine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anabasine. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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