Hydrastine meaning

hī-drăstēn, -tĭn
A poisonous white alkaloid, C21 H21 NO6 , obtained from the root of the goldenseal and formerly used locally to treat inflammation of mucous membranes.
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A bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C21H21NO6, extracted from the rootstock of the goldenseal.
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A poisonous white alkaloid, C21 H21 NO6 , obtained from the root of the goldenseal and formerly used locally to treat inflammation of mucous membranes.
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(organic chemistry) A natural alkaloid present in goldenseal.
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Origin of hydrastine

  • New Latin Hydrastis plant genus –ine

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

  • From Hydrastis canadensis, the taxonomic name of goldenseal, and -ine.

    From Wiktionary