Meaning of brucine
Pronunciation: (br'sēn, -sin), [key]
— n. Chem.
- a white, crystalline, bitter, slightly water-soluble, very poisonous alkaloid, CHNO, obtained from the nux vomica tree Strychnos nux-vomica, and from other species of the same genus, resembling but not as powerful as strychnine in its pharmacological action: used chiefly in the denaturation of alcohol.
- brucine (Thesaurus)