• Definition for "brucine"
    • A poisonous white crystalline alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, based on…
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brucine definition

  • noun:
    • A poisonous white crystalline alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, based on the seeds of nux vomica and closely related plants and used to denature alcohol.
    • An alkaloid, associated with strychnine, within nux vomica.
    • a strong vegetable alkaloid, found, related to strychnine, inside seeds of different species of Strychnos, particularly in the nux vomica. It's less effective than strychnine. Known as also brucia and brucina.
    • A vegetable alkaloid (C2H26N2O4), found with what was considered to be the bark of Brucea antidysenterica, but that was that Strychnos Nux-vomica.
    • a bitter alkaloid poison resembling strychnine and obtained from nux vomica
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