from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See scopolamine.
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- n. Scopolamine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An alkaloid found with hyoscyamine (with which it is also isomeric) in henbane, and extracted as a white, amorphous, semisolid substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A non-crystallizable alkaloid obtainable only as a syrup from Hyoscyamus niger.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an alkaloid with anticholinergic effects that is used as a sedative and to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils in ophthalmic procedures
German Hyoscin, from New Latin Hyoscyamus, henbane genus, from Greek huoskuamos, henbane : huos, genitive of hūs, swine; see sū- in Indo-European roots + kuamos, bean.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)