delphinine

[ del-fuh-neen, -nin ]
/ ˈdɛl fəˌnin, -nɪn /
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noun Chemistry.

a bitter, poisonous, crystalline alkaloid, C33H45NO9, obtained from various species of larkspur, especially Delphinium staphisagria.

Nearby words

  1. delphian node,
  2. delphic,
  3. delphic oracle,
  4. delphinia,
  5. delphinin,
  6. delphinium,
  7. delphinus,
  8. delray beach,
  9. delsarte,
  10. delsarte method

Origin of delphinine

First recorded in 1820–30; delphin(ium) + -ine2

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