tropine

[troh-peen, -pin]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, crystalline, hygroscopic, water-soluble, poisonous alkaloid, C8H15NO, obtained chiefly by the hydrolysis of atropine or hyoscyamine.

Origin of tropine

First recorded in 1880–85; aphetic variant of atropine
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tropine

noun
  1. 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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tropine in Medicine

tropine

[trōpēn′, -pĭn]
n.
  1. A white, crystalline, poisonous alkaloid obtained chiefly by hydrolysis of atropine.
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