Meaning of TOXIFERINE in English


täkˈsifəˌrēn, -_rə̇n noun

( -s )

Etymology: New Latin toxifera (specific epithet of the woody vine Strychnos toxifera that yields calabash curare) (from tox- (I) + -fera, from Latin, feminine of -fer -ferous) + English -ine

: any of several alkaloids obtained from calabash curare ; especially : one C 40 H 46 N 4 O 2 obtained usually as its crystalline dichloride

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