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arecoline

[uh-ree-kuh-leen, -lin, uh-rek-uh-, ar-i-kuh-]
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  1. 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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  • Arecoline is an oil, and the physiological action of the betel nut is alone due to this substance.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6

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