Definitions

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  • n. An alkaloid obtained from the Buxus sempervirens, or common box tree, identical with bebeerine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An alkaloid obtained from the Buxus sempervirens, or common box tree. It is identical with bebeerine; -- called also buxina.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See buxin.

Etymologies

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Buxus +‎ -ine

Examples

  • The former chemist proposed the name buxine for all these analogous principles.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

  • a particular volatile oil, which promotes copious expectoration for the relief of asthmatic cough; that the Nettle is endowed in its stinging hairs with "formic acid," which avails to arrest bleeding; that Boxwood yields "buxine," a specific stimulant to those nerves of supply which command the hair bulbs; that Goosegrass or

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Pelosine or buxine is precipitated by a concentrated solution of HCl, by sal ammoniac, by potassium nitrate and potassium iodide.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

  • -- Flückiger has isolated a bitter principle analogous to berberin; also _buxine_ and _paracine_, which latter received the name _pelosine_ from Wiggers in 1839.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

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