muscarine

muscarine

[muhs-ker-in, -kuh-reen]
noun Chemistry.
a poisonous compound, C 8 H 1 9 NO 3 , found in certain mushrooms, especially fly agaric, and in decaying fish.

Origin:
1870–75; < Latin muscār(ius) of flies (musc(a) fly + -ārius -ary) + -ine1

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muscarine (ˈmʌskərɪn, -ˌriːn)
 
n
a poisonous alkaloid occurring in certain mushrooms. Formula: C9H21NO3
 
[C19: from Latin muscārius of flies, from musca fly]

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muscarine mus·ca·rine (mŭs'kə-rēn')
n.
A highly toxic alkaloid related to the cholines and having neurologic effects, isolated from certain mushrooms, especially Amanita muscaria.


mus'ca·rin'ic (-rĭn'ĭk) adj.
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muscarine   (mŭs'kə-rēn')  Pronunciation Key 
A highly toxic, hallucinogenic alkaloid related to the cholines, derived from the red form of the mushroom Amanita muscaria and other mushrooms and found in decaying animal tissue. Chemical formula: C9H20NO2.
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