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tubocurarine

[too-boh-kyoo-rahr-een, -in, tyoo-] /ˌtu boʊ kyʊˈrɑr in, -ɪn, ˌtyu-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
the principal active alkaloid of curare, C 38 H 44 Cl 2 N 2 O, used as a muscle relaxant, especially as an adjunct to anesthesia.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < German Tubocurarin, equivalent to Tubocurar(e) (see tube, -o-, curare) + -in -in2
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