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muscarine

[ muhs-ker-in, -kuh-reen ]

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a poisonous compound, C 8 H 1 9 NO 3 , found in certain mushrooms, especially fly agaric, and in decaying fish.


muscarine

/ ˈmʌskərɪn; -ˌriːn /

noun

  1. a poisonous alkaloid occurring in certain mushrooms. Formula: C 9 H 21 NO 3


muscarine

/ mŭskə-rēn′ /

  1. 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 9 H 20 NO 2 .


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Word History and Origins

Origin of muscarine1

1870–75; < Latin muscār ( ius ) of flies ( musc ( a ) fly + -ārius -ary ) + -ine 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of muscarine1

C19: from Latin muscārius of flies, from musca fly

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Example Sentences

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.

The muscarine heart, when it has ceased to beat, may be successfully stimulated by galvanism.

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