a bitter, crystalline alkaloid, CHNO, extracted from the rootstock of the goldenseal
Origin of hydrastineModern Latin Hydrastis, name of the genus of herbs (; from Classical Greek hyd?r, water) + -ine
A poisonous white alkaloid, C21H21NO6, obtained from the root of the goldenseal and formerly used locally to treat inflammation of mucous membranes.
Origin of hydrastineNew Latin Hydrastis, plant genus + –ine2.
From Hydrastis canadensis, the taxonomic name of goldenseal, and -ine.