brucine definition by Webster's New World
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a bitter, poisonous alkaloid, CHNO, found in seeds of nux vomica and other related plants: used as a lubricant additive and, in medicine, as a local anesthetic
Origin: after J. Bruce (1730-94), Scottish explorer
brucine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A poisonous white crystalline alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, derived from the seeds of nux vomica and closely related plants and used to denature alcohol.
Origin: After James Bruce (1730-1794), Scottish explorer.