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 medicine as a substitute for quinine. [Written also {bibirine}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bibirine — 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

  • Nectandra Rodioei — 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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