muscimol

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From German Muscimol, formed from Latin muscarius (in Amanita muscaria) + imine + -ol.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmʌskɪmɒl/, /ˈmʌsɪmɒl/

Noun[edit]

muscimol (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) A hallucinogenic alkaloid present in the fly agaric and other related fungi; 3-hydroxy-5-aminomethylisoxazole. [from 20th c.]
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 66:
      The organopsychedelic muscimole, an isoxazole-alkaloid derived from Amanita muscaria, a.k.a. the fly agaric mushroom […].