from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless or yellow poisonous compound, C11H16N2O2, obtained from the leaves of the jaborandi and used to induce sweating, promote salivation, and treat glaucoma.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A muscarinic alkaloid obtained from the leaves of tropical American shrubs from the genus Pilocarpus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An alkaloid extracted from jaborandi (Pilocarpus pennatifolius) as a white amorphous or crystalline substance which has a peculiar effect on the vasomotor system.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alkaloid (C11H16N2O2) isolated from pilocarpus, which it resembles in its medicinal properties.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cholinergic alkaloid used in eyedrops to treat glaucoma
New Latin Pīlocarpus, jaborandi genus (Greek pīlos, wool, felt + Greek karpos, fruit; see -carp) + -ine2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)