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brucine

(bro͞o`sēn), alkaloid similar to strychninestrychnine
, bitter alkaloid drug derived from the seeds of a tree, Strychnos nux-vomica, native to Sri Lanka, Australia, and India. It has been used as a rat poison for five centuries, and rat biscuits still remain a cause of accidental poisoning in humans.
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. See nux vomicanux vomica
, bitter-tasting drug obtained from the poisonous seeds of Strychnos nux-vomica, a tree that grows in Sri Lanka, India, and N Australia. The dried seeds contain strychnine and brucine, both colorless crystalline alkaloids, as well as sugar, acid, and oil.
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brucine

[′brü‚sīn]
(organic chemistry)
C23H26N2O4 A poisonous alkaloid from the seeds of plant species such as Nux vomica; used in alcohol as a denaturant.