Synonyms
Etymology

1. alkaloid

noun. ['ˈælkəˌlɔɪd'] natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants.

Synonyms

  • scopolamine
  • physostigmine
  • organic compound
  • hyoscine
  • atropine
  • betaine
  • nicotine
  • ephedrine
  • caffeine
  • strychnine
  • ergotamine
  • curare
  • cinchonine
  • pseudoephedrine
  • hyoscyamine
  • ergonovine
  • rauwolfia
  • caffein
  • brucine
  • Ergotrate Maleate
  • tubocurarine

Etymology

  • -oid (English)
  • εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • alkali (English)
  • alcali (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Alkaloid

  • amyloid
  • celluloid
  • mongoloid
  • nedlloyd
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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.

2. Adjective
Once frequently used to treat malaria, quinine is an alkaloid found in the bark of the cinchona tree.

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