emetine[em′ə tēn′, -tin]
emetine definition by Webster's New World
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an emetic alkaloid, CHNO, obtained from ipecac root, used chiefly in the treatment of amebiasis
Origin: emetic plush -ine
emetine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A bitter-tasting crystalline alkaloid, C29H40N2O4, derived from ipecac root and used in the treatment of amebiasis and as an emetic.
Origin: French émétine, from émétique, emetic, from Latin emeticus; see emetic.