carpaine

noun

car·​pa·​ine ˈkär-pə-ˌēn How to pronounce carpaine (audio)
: a crystalline alkaloid C14H25NO2 obtained especially from the leaves, fruit, and seeds of the papaya

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“Carpaine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/carpaine. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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