from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alkaloid, C16H18ON2 + ½H2O, found in the bark of Cinchona succirubra. It is a yellow powder which melts at 130° C. Its alcoholic solution tastes bitter and is slightly alkaline.
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It differs from _paricine_ in its proportion of hydrogen, and from _berberine_ in containing more carbon.