bufotenine[byo̵̅o̅′fə ten′ēn′, -in]
a poisonous hallucinogenic alkaloid, CHNO, extracted from toadstools and the skin glands of toads (genus Bufo) or made synthetically
Origin of bufotenine; from Modern Latin Bufo, genus name (; from Classical Latin toad) + -ten- (; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps ) + -ine
A poisonous hallucinogenic alkaloid, C12H16N2O, obtained from the skin glands of toads of the genus Bufo or from some mushrooms.
Origin of bufotenineFrench bufoténine : Latin būfō, toad + probably Latin tenēre, to hold (because of its paralyzing effect); see ten- in Indo-European roots + French -ine, -ine; see –ine2.