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brucine


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brucine  \Bru"cine\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  brucine,  fr  James  Bruce,  a 
  Scottish  traveler.]  (Chem.) 
  A  powerful  vegetable  alkaloid,  found  associated  with 
  strychnine,  in  the  seeds  of  different  species  of  {Strychnos}, 
  especially  in  the  {Nux  vomica}.  It  is  less  powerful  than 
  strychnine.  Called  also  {brucia}  and  {brucina}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brucine 
  n  :  a  bitter  alkaloid  poison  resembling  strychnine  and  extracted 
  from  nux  vomica 




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