cytisine

noun

cyt·​i·​sine ˈsit-ə-ˌsēn How to pronounce cytisine (audio) -sən How to pronounce cytisine (audio)
: a bitter crystalline very poisonous alkaloid C11H14N2O found in many plants of the family Leguminosae and formerly used as a cathartic and diuretic

called also sophorine

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“Cytisine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cytisine. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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