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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.
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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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