alkaloid

Definitions

Agriculture

  • adjective similar to an alkali
  • noun one of many poisonous substances found in plants, which use them as a defence against herbivores

Food

  • noun a naturally occurring alkali in food, especially one that has an effect on the consumer

Medical

  • noun one of many poisonous substances found in plants and used as medicines, e.g. atropine, morphine or quinine
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