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[ih-boh-guh-een] /ɪˈboʊ gəˌin/
noun, Pharmacology
an alkaloid, C 20 H 26 N 2 O, obtained from an African shrub, Tabernanthe iboga, having antidepressant and hallucinogenic properties.
Origin of ibogaine
< French ibogaïne (1901) < New Latin iboga the shrub's specific epithet (said to be < an indigenous language of the Congo) + French -ine -ine2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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nerve stimulant, 1901, from French ibogaine, from iboga, Congolese name of the shrub from which the chemical is extracted, + chemical suffix -ine (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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ibogaine i·bo·ga·ine (ĭ-bō'gə-ēn', -ĭn)
A white powdery substance that can act as a hallucinogen, a memory stimulant, or a dopamine blocker that acts by stemming the craving for heroin and cocaine without causing dependency.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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