hygrine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hygr- +‎ -ine

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Noun[edit]

hygrine (countable and uncountable, plural hygrines)

  1. (organic chemistry) A pyrrolidine alkaloid found mainly in coca leaves, extracted as a thick, pungent, pale-yellow oil of a burning taste.

References[edit]

  • Henry Watts, A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences III (hæmaphein–mysorin; 1871), pages 222–223, “hygrine
  • NED V (H–K; 1st ed., 1901), § 1 (H), page 493/2, “Hygrine
  • OED (2nd ed., 1989), “hygrine

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