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  • noun (Chem.) A supposed alkaloid obtained from croton oil by boiling it with water and magnesia, since found to be merely a magnesia soap of the oil.

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  • noun organic chemistry, dated A supposed alkaloid obtained from croton oil by boiling it with water and magnesia, later found to be merely a magnesia soap of the oil.

Etymologies

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croton +‎ -ine

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