noun. ['ˈælkəˌlɔɪd'] natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants.
- organic compound
- Ergotrate Maleate
- -oid (English)
- εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- alkali (English)
- alcali (French)
Words that Rhyme with Alkaloid
Example sentences of the word alkaloid
1. Noun, singular or mass
The color of the roots comes from berberine, an alkaloid presently used to treat gastrointestinal distress.
Once frequently used to treat malaria, quinine is an alkaloid found in the bark of the cinchona tree.