[ byoo-fuh-ten-een, -in ]
/ ˌbyu fəˈtɛn in, -ɪn /
a hallucinogenic bufotoxin derivative, C12H16N2O, used experimentally for its digitalislike action on the heart.
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Also bu·fo·ten·in [byoo-fuh-ten-in]. /ˌbyu fəˈtɛn ɪn/.
Origin of bufotenine
1900–05; <Latin būfo toad + -ten (perhaps <Greek tén(ōn) sinew, tendon) + -ine2
Words nearby bufotenine
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Medical definitions for bufotenine
[ byōō′fə-tĕn′ēn, -ĭn ]
A poisonous hallucinogenic alkaloid obtained from the skin glands of toads of the genus Bufo or from some mushrooms.
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