[buh-beer-een, -in, beb-ee-uh-reen]
an alkaloid resembling quinine, obtained from the bark of the greenheart and other plants.
Origin of bebeerine
1850–55; < German Bebeerin, equivalent to Bebeer(ubaum) bebeeru tree + -in -ine2
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This is the sulphate of bebeerine of commerce, and the one usually employed in medicine.
an alkaloid, resembling quinine, obtained from the bark of the greenheart and other plants
Word Origin for bebeerine
C19: from German Bebeerin; see bebeeru, -ine ²
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