a complex glycosidic alkaloid, CHNO, found in potato sprouts and various plants of the nightshade family
Origin of solanineFrench from Classical Latin solanum, nightshade (see solanum) + French -ine, -ine
A bitter poisonous alkaloid, C45H73NO15, found in potatoes and other plants of the nightshade family. It has narcotic properties and was formerly used to treat epilepsy.
Origin of solanineFrench from Latin sōlānum nightshade from sōl sun ; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots.