muscarine [ muhs-ker-in, -k uh-reen ] SHOW IPA / ˈmʌs kər ɪn, -kəˌrin / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun Chemistry. a poisonous compound, C 8H 1 9NO 3, found in certain mushrooms, especially fly agaric, and in decaying fish. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
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Origin of muscarine
) of flies (
) fly +
-ine 1 Words nearby muscarine Muscadet
Muscat and Oman
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Example sentences from the Web for muscarine
The poisons of rafflesia,
muscarine, and orsere are introduced in his fictions; somewhere he devotes an essay to toxicology.
An example of this kind of myosis is the action of
muscarine. Muscarine is isomeric with betain and oxycholin, from which it is separated by its fluorescence and poisonous properties. Muscarine is a stronger base than ammonia, and precipitates copper and iron oxides from solutions of their salts. noun a poisonous alkaloid occurring in certain mushrooms. Formula: C 9 H 21 NO 3 Word Origin for muscarine
C19: from Latin
muscārius of flies, from musca fly
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n. A highly toxic alkaloid related to the cholines and having neurologic effects, isolated from certain mushrooms, especially Amanita muscaria. Other words from muscarine mus′ca•rin ( ′ic -rĭn) ′ĭk adj.
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A highly toxic, hallucinogenic alkaloid related to the cholines, derived from the red form of the mushroom Amanita muscaria and other mushrooms and found in decaying animal tissue. Chemical formula: C 9H 20NO 2.
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