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muscarine

[ muhs-ker-in, -kuh-reen ]
/ ˈmʌs kər ɪn, -kəˌrin /
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noun Chemistry.

a poisonous compound, C8H19NO3, found in certain mushrooms, especially fly agaric, and in decaying fish.

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Origin of muscarine

1870–75; <Latin muscār(ius) of flies (musc(a) fly + -ārius-ary) + -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for muscarine

muscarine
/ (ˈmʌskərɪn, -ˌriːn) /

noun

a poisonous alkaloid occurring in certain mushrooms. Formula: C 9 H 21 NO 3
C19: from Latin muscārius of flies, from musca fly
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Medical definitions for muscarine

muscarine
[ mŭskə-rēn′ ]

n.

A highly toxic alkaloid related to the cholines and having neurologic effects, isolated from certain mushrooms, especially Amanita muscaria.
mus′ca•rinic (-rĭnĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for muscarine

muscarine
[ mŭskə-rēn′ ]

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: C9H20NO2.
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