nicotinic

[nik-uh-tin-ik, -tee-nik]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or containing nicotine.
2.
related to or imitating the action of nicotine on neurons, especially in blocking the cholinergic receptors of the autonomic ganglia.

Origin:
1870–75; nicotine + -ic

nonnicotinic, adjective
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nicotine (ˈnɪkəˌtiːn)
 
n
a colourless oily acrid toxic liquid that turns yellowish-brown in air and light: the principal alkaloid in tobacco, used as an agricultural insecticide. Formula: C10H14N2
 
[C19: from French, from New Latin herba nicotiana Nicot's plant, named after J. Nicot (1530--1600), French diplomat who introduced tobacco into France]
 
'nicotined
 
adj
 
nicotinic
 
adj

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nicotinic nic·o·tin·ic (nĭk'ə-tĭn'ĭk, -tē'nĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to nicotine.

  2. Of or relating to niacin.

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Those genes code for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, cell-surface proteins that selectively bind to nicotine molecules.
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