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  • noun organic chemistry A protoberberine alkaloid found in several plants, used in the treatment of jaundice, dysentery, hypertension, inflammation, and liver-related diseases.


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  • Combine 1000 lbs. of stearic or margaric acid, as free from elaine or oleine as possible, or palmatine, or any vegetable or animal stearine or margarine, at the temperature of 212° Fahr., with a solution of bicarbonate of potash or soda, specific gravity 1500.

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