[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
C19: from German Bebeerin; see bebeeru, -ine ²
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