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