an alkaloid, CHNO, extracted from the leaves of the jaborandi plant and used in medicine to stimulate sweating or to contract the pupil of the eye
Origin of pilocarpinefrom Modern Latin Pilocarpus, genus name ( from Classical Greek pilos, felt + karpos, fruit: see pile and carpo-) + -ine
A colorless or yellow poisonous compound, C11H16N2O2, obtained from the leaves of the jaborandi and used to induce sweating, promote salivation, and treat glaucoma.
Origin of pilocarpineNew Latin Pīlocarpus jaborandi genus (Greek pīlos wool, felt ) (Greek karpos fruit ; see -carp . ) -ine 2