[ buh-beer-een, -in, beb-ee-uh-reen ]
/ bəˈbɪər in, -ɪn, ˈbɛb i əˌrin /
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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Examples from the Web for bebeerine
This is the sulphate of bebeerine of commerce, and the one usually employed in medicine.
British Dictionary definitions for bebeerine
/ (bəˈbɪəriːn, -rɪn) /
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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