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  • noun (Chem.) A rare alkaloid found in the bark of an East Indian apocynaceous tree (Wrightia antidysenterica), and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance. It was formerly used as a remedy for diarrhœa. Called also conessine, and neriine.

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  • noun organic chemistry A rare alkaloid found in the bark of an East Indian apocynaceous tree (Wrightia antidysenterica).

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Wrightia +‎ -ine

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