tropine

[ troh-peen, -pin ]
/ ˈtroʊ pin, -pɪn /
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noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, hygroscopic, water-soluble, poisonous alkaloid, C8H15NO, obtained chiefly by the hydrolysis of atropine or hyoscyamine.

Nearby words

  1. tropical year,
  2. tropicalize,
  3. tropically,
  4. tropicbird,
  5. tropics,
  6. tropism,
  7. tropismatic,
  8. tropistic,
  9. tropo-,
  10. tropocollagen

Origin of tropine

First recorded in 1880–85; aphetic variant of atropine

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British Dictionary definitions for tropine

tropine

/ (ˈtrəʊpiːn, -pɪn) /

noun

a white crystalline poisonous hygroscopic alkaloid obtained by heating atropine or hyoscyamine with barium hydroxide. Formula: C 8 H 15 NO

Word Origin for tropine

C19: shortened from atropine

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Medicine definitions for tropine

tropine

[ trōpēn′, -pĭn ]

n.

A white, crystalline, poisonous alkaloid obtained chiefly by hydrolysis of atropine.

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