mescaline

[ mes-kuh-leen, -lin ]
/ ˈmɛs kəˌlin, -lɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a white, water-soluble, crystalline powder, C11H17NO3, obtained from mescal buttons, that produces hallucinations.

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Origin of mescaline

First recorded in 1895–1900; mescal + -ine2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mescaline

mescaline , mesclun
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British Dictionary definitions for mescaline

mescaline

mescalin

/ (ˈmɛskəˌliːn, -lɪn) /

noun

a hallucinogenic drug derived from mescal buttons. Formula: C 11 H 17 NO 3
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Medical definitions for mescaline

mescaline
[ mĕskə-lēn′, -lĭn ]

n.

An alkaloid drug obtained from buttons of a small cactus (Lophophora williamsii) that has hallucinatory effects.
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