a poisonous alkaloid, CHNO, obtained from quebracho bark and the bark of a West African tree (Corynanthe yohimbé) of the madder family: formerly used as an aphrodisiac
Origin of yohimbine; from yohimbé, a tropical African tree (of Bantu origin, originally ) + -ine
An alkaloid, C21H26N2O3, that is derived from the bark of a tree, Pausinystalia johimbe, and is an alpha-blocker drug used in the form of its hydrochloride as a mydriatic, a treatment for erectile dysfunction, and formerly as an aphrodisiac.
Origin of yohimbineNew Latin yohimbe, former specific epithet (of Cameroonian Bantu origin; akin to Douala djombe, the tree from which yohimbine is derived) + –ine2.
(countable and uncountable, plural yohimbines)
- yohimbic acid