- Of or relating to nicotine.
- Of or relating to niacin.
Variant of nicotine
a toxic, addictive, water-soluble alkaloid, CHN, found in tobacco leaves
Origin of nicotineFrench ; from nicotiane, the tobacco plant ; from Modern Latin nicotiana (herba), Nicot's (plant), after Jean Nicot (1530-1600), French ambassador at Lisbon, who first introduced tobacco into France (1560)