LophineLoph"ine\, n. [Gr. ? a tuft or crest of feathers.] (Chem.) A nitrogenous organic base obtained by the oxidation of amarine, and regarded as a derivative of benzoic aldehyde. It is obtained in long white crystalline tufts, -- whence its name.
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
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