Lophine Loph"ine, n. [Gr. ? a tuft or crest of feathers.] (Chem.) A nitrogenous organic base obtained by the oxidation of amarine, and regarded as a derivative of benzoic aldehyde. It is obtained in long white crystalline tufts, -- whence its name. [1913 Webster]

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