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nicotinic

[nik-uh-tin-ik, -tee-nik]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or containing nicotine.
  2. related to or imitating the action of nicotine on neurons, especially in blocking the cholinergic receptors of the autonomic ganglia.
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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

adj.

1873, from nicotine + -ic.

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nicotinic in Medicine

nicotinic

(nĭk′ə-tĭnĭk, -tēnĭk)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to nicotine.
  2. Of or relating to niacin.
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