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arecoline

[ uh-ree-kuh-leen, -lin, uh-rek-uh-, ar-i-kuh- ]
/ əˈri kəˌlin, -lɪn, əˈrɛk ə-, ˈær ɪ kə- /
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noun

a toxic alkaloid obtained from the seeds of the areca, used chiefly in veterinary medicine as an agent for killing and expelling intestinal worms.

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