Bebeerine
Bebeerine Be*bee"rine, or Bebirine Be*bi"rine (b[-e]*b[=e]"r[i^]n or -r[=e]n), n. (Chem.) An alkaloid got from the bark of the bebeeru, or green heart of Guiana ({Nectandra Rodi[oe]i}). It is a tonic, antiperiodic, and febrifuge, and is used in medicine as a substitute for quinine. [Written also {bibirine}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • bebeerine — [bi bē′rēn΄, bi bē′rin] n. [< BEBEERU + INE3] an antimalarial, alkaloid drug, C36H38N2O6, similar to quinine, obtained from the bark of the bebeeru tree …   English World dictionary

  • bebeerine — Buxine Bux ine, n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from the {Buxus sempervirens}, or common box tree. It is identical with {bebeerine}; called also {buxina}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bebeerine — /beuh bear een, in, beb ee euh reen /, n. Pharm. an alkaloid resembling quinine, obtained from the bark of the greenheart and other plants. [1850 55; < G Bebeerin, equiv. to Bebeer(ubaum) bebeeru tree + in INE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • bebeerine — be·bee·rine bə bi(ə)r .ēn, ən; beb (ē )ə .rēn n a crystalline alkaloid C36H38N3O6 known in two optically different forms esp the dextrorotatory form …   Medical dictionary

  • bebeerine — n. alkaloid obtained from plants …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bebeerine — be·bee·rine …   English syllables

  • bebeerine — /bəˈbɪərin/ (say buh bearreen), / raɪn/ (say ruyn) noun an alkaloid resembling quinine, obtained from the bark of the greenheart and other plants. {bebeer(u) + ine2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bebeerine —   n. bibirine …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bebeerine — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bebirine — Bebeerine Be*bee rine, or Bebirine Be*bi rine (b[ e]*b[=e] r[i^]n or r[=e]n), n. (Chem.) An alkaloid got from the bark of the bebeeru, or green heart of Guiana ({Nectandra Rodi[oe]i}). It is a tonic, antiperiodic, and febrifuge, and is used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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