noun. ['ˈælkəˌlɔɪd'] natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants.
- organic compound
- Ergotrate Maleate
- -oid (English)
- εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- alkali (English)
- alcali (French)
Rhymes with Alkaloid
How do you pronounce alkaloid?
Pronounce alkaloid as ˈælkəˌlɔɪd.
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Sentences with 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.