nicotinic

[nik-uh-tin-ik, -tee-nik]

adjective

of, relating to, or containing nicotine.
related to or imitating the action of nicotine on neurons, especially in blocking the cholinergic receptors of the autonomic ganglia.

Nearby words

  1. nicotin-,
  2. nicotinamide,
  3. nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide,
  4. nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate,
  5. nicotine,
  6. nicotinic acid,
  7. nicotinism,
  8. nicotinize,
  9. nicoya,
  10. nicoya peninsula

Origin of nicotinic

First recorded in 1870–75; nicotine + -ic

Related formsnon·nic·o·tin·ic, adjective

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Word Origin and History for nicotinic

nicotinic

adj.

1873, from nicotine + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for nicotinic

nicotinic

[nĭk′ə-tĭnĭk, -tēnĭk]

adj.

Of or relating to nicotine.
Of or relating to niacin.

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