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alkaloid

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Noun
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al=ka=loid

CIDE DICTIONARY

alkaloida. [Alkali + -oid: cf. F. alcaloïde.].
  •  Pertaining to, resembling, or containing, alkali.  [1913 Webster]
  •  of or pertaining to alkaloids.  [WordNet 1.5]
alkaloidn. 
     An organic base, especially one of a class of nitrogen-containing substances occurring ready formed in the tissues of plants and the bodies of animals.  [1913 Webster]
    " Alkaloids all contain nitrogen, carbon, and hydrogen, and many of them also contain oxygen. They include many of the active principles in plants; thus, morphine and narcotine are alkaloids found in opium."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

alkaloid, n. any of a series of nitrogenous organic compounds of plant origin, many of which are used as drugs, e.g. morphine, quinine.

Etymology
G (as ALKALI)

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