[uh-ree-kuh-leen, -lin, uh-rek-uh-, ar-i-kuh-]


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

Origin of arecoline Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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