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tubocurarine

[ too-boh-kyoo-rahr-een, -in, tyoo- ]
/ ˌtu boʊ kyʊˈrɑr in, -ɪn, ˌtyu- /
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noun Pharmacology.

the principal active alkaloid of curare, C38H44Cl2N2O, used as a muscle relaxant, especially as an adjunct to anesthesia.

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Origin of tubocurarine

1895–1900; <German Tubocurarin, equivalent to Tubocurar(e) (see tube, -o-, curare) + -in-in2
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