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  1. of, relating to, or derived from alkaloids.
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Origin of alkaloidal

First recorded in 1875–80; alkaloid + -al1
Related formsnon·al·ka·loi·dal, adjective
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Historical Examples of alkaloidal

  • Some of these substances are alkaloidal and are known as ferments or ptomains.

    Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry

    Maximilian Stern

  • There appears to be little doubt that the active principle in this beverage is a poison of an alkaloidal nature.

  • The root, leaves, and berries are poisonous, this property being due to the presence of an alkaloidal principle—Atropia.

    Memoranda on Poisons

    Thomas Hawkes Tanner

  • The symptoms are described in detail, being in general, similar to those of alkaloidal poisoning.

  • The table (p. 382) will give an idea of the alkaloidal content of the different parts of the plant.