Meaning of nicotine

nic•o•tine

Pronunciation: (nik'u-tēn", -tin, nik"u-tēn'), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, oily, water-soluble, highly toxic, liquid alkaloid, CHN, found in tobacco and valued as an insecticide.
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