alkaloid definition

  • noun:
    • some of different natural compounds normally with fundamental substance properties and often containing at least one nitrogen atom in a heterocyclic ring, occurring chiefly in lots of vascular plants plus some fungi. Many alkaloids, such as nicotine, quinine, cocaine, and morphine, are notable for their toxic or medicinal qualities.
    • some of many organic heterocyclic basics, that occur in nature and frequently have actually medicinal properties.
    • a natural base, specifically among a class of nitrogen-containing substances occurring ready formed inside tissues of flowers as well as the bodies of animals.
    • A body resembling an alkali in properties; one of a class of nitrogenous compounds which take place in plants in conjunction with natural acids, and they are sometimes known as the natural basics of plants, as morphine, nicotine, quinine, etc.
    • organic bases containing nitrogen present flowers
  • adjective:
    • associated with, resembling, or containing alkali.
    • with respect to, resembling, or containing, alkali.
    • of or with respect to alkaloids.
  • others:
    • Relating to or containing alkali.

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