from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A poisonous white alkaloid, C21H21NO6, obtained from the root of the goldenseal and formerly used locally to treat inflammation of mucous membranes.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An alkaloid found in the root of goldenscal, Hydrastis Canadensis. It is crystalline, odorless, and, on account of its insolubility, nearly tasteless. Also
- noun A medicine used by eclectic physicians, which is a mixture of hydrastine, berberine, and resin. It is not to be confounded with the alkaloid hydrastine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) An alkaloid, found in the rootstock of the golden seal (
Hydrastis Canadensis), and extracted as a bitter, white, crystalline substance. It is used as a tonic and febrifuge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun organic chemistry A natural
alkaloidpresent in goldenseal.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin Hydrastis, plant genus + –ine.]
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From Hydrastis canadensis, the taxonomic name of goldenseal, and -ine.
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