emetin

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emetine or emetin (ˈɛməˌtiːn, -tɪn, ˈɛmətɪn)
 
n
a white bitter poisonous alkaloid obtained from ipecacuanha: the hydrochloride is used to treat amoebic infections. Formula: C29H40O4N2
 
[C19: from French émétine; see emetic, -ine²]
 
emetin or emetin
 
n
 
[C19: from French émétine; see emetic, -ine²]

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