Ricinine
Ricinine Ric"i*nine, n. [L. ricinus castor-oil plant.] (Chem.) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid ({C8H8N2O2}) extracted from the seeds of the castor-oil plant ({Ricinus communalis}). Called also {ricidine}. Ingestion may cause vomiting and various other toxic reactions, including liver and kidney damage, convulsions, hypotension, and death. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • ricinine — [ʀisinin] n. f. ÉTYM. 1875; de ricin. ❖ ♦ Chim. Alcaloïde extrait du ricin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ricinine — ric·i·nine …   English syllables

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  • ricinine — ˈrisənˌēn, ənə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: Latin ricinus castor oil plant + English ine : a crystalline compound C8H8N2O2 derived from pyridone and obtained from castor beans …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ricinine nitrilase — In enzymology, a ricinine nitrilase (EC number|3.5.5.2) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction:ricinine + 2 H2O ightleftharpoons 3 carboxy 4 methoxy N methyl 2 pyridone + NH3Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are ricinine and H2O …   Wikipedia

  • C8H8N2O2 — Ricinine Ric i*nine, n. [L. ricinus castor oil plant.] (Chem.) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid ({C8H8N2O2}) extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant ({Ricinus communalis}). Called also {ricidine}. Ingestion may cause vomiting and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ricidine — Ricinine Ric i*nine, n. [L. ricinus castor oil plant.] (Chem.) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid ({C8H8N2O2}) extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant ({Ricinus communalis}). Called also {ricidine}. Ingestion may cause vomiting and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ricinus communalis — Ricinine Ric i*nine, n. [L. ricinus castor oil plant.] (Chem.) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid ({C8H8N2O2}) extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant ({Ricinus communalis}). Called also {ricidine}. Ingestion may cause vomiting and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of poisonous plants — This is a list of plants containing poisonous parts that pose a serious risk of illness, injury, or death to humans or animals. Poisonous food plants Many food plants possess toxic parts, are toxic unless processed, or are toxic at certain stages …   Wikipedia

  • List of EC numbers (EC 3) — This list contains a list of EC numbers for the third group, EC 3, hydrolases, placed in numerical order as determined by the Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.EC 3.1: Acting on Ester BondsEC… …   Wikipedia

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