Brucine meaning

bro͝osēn, -sĭn
A poisonous white crystalline alkaloid, C23 H26 N2 O4 , derived from the seeds of nux vomica and closely related plants and used to denature alcohol.
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A bitter, poisonous alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, found in seeds of nux vomica and other related plants.
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(organic chemistry) An alkaloid related to strychnine, found in several plant species, notably Strychnos nux-vomica (nux vomica).
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Origin of brucine

  • After James Bruce (1730–1794), Scottish explorer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition