sanguinarine

noun
san·​guin·​a·​rine | \ saŋ-ˈgwin-ə-ˌrēn How to pronounce sanguinarine (audio) , -rən How to pronounce sanguinarine (audio) \

Medical Definition of sanguinarine

: a poisonous bitter crystalline alkaloid C20H15NO5 obtained especially from the bloodroot

Learn More About sanguinarine

Dictionary Entries Near sanguinarine

sanguinaria

sanguinarine

sanguine

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Sanguinarine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sanguinarine. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!