Alkaloid Al"ka*loid ([a^]l"k[.a]*loid), Alkaloidal Al`ka*loid"al ([a^]l`k[.a]*loid"al), a. [Alkali + -oid: cf. F. alcalo["i]de.] 1. Pertaining to, resembling, or containing, alkali. [1913 Webster]

2. of or pertaining to alkaloids. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Alkaloid — Al ka*loid ([a^]l k[.a]*loid), n. (Chem.) An organic base, especially one of a class of nitrogen containing substances occurring ready formed in the tissues of plants and the bodies of animals. [1913 Webster] Note: Alkaloids all contain nitrogen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alkaloid — (n.) 1831, from ALKALI (Cf. alkali) (q.v.) + OID (Cf. oid). A general term applied to basic compounds of vegetable origin, bitter in taste, and having powerful effects on the animal system [Flood]. As an adjective by 1859 …   Etymology dictionary

  • alkaloid — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. alkaloididzie, zwykle w lm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} zasadowy związek organiczny pochodzenia roślinnego zawierający azot, zwykle nierozpuszczalny w wodzie, np. morfina, strychnina, chinina, nikotyna; odznacza… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • alkaloid — [al′kə loid΄] n. [ ALKAL(I) + OID] any of a number of heterocyclic, colorless, crystalline, bitter organic substances, such as caffeine, morphine, quinine, and strychnine, having alkaline properties and containing nitrogen: they are found in… …   English World dictionary

  • alkaloid — /al keuh loyd /, Biochem., Chem., Pharm. n. 1. any of a large class of organic, nitrogen containing ring compounds of vegetable origin and sometimes synthesized, some of which are liquid but most of which are solid, that have a bitter taste, that …   Universalium

  • Alkaloid — Strukturformel des Alkaloids Morphin Alkaloide (Wortbildung aus arabisch al qualja: „Pflanzenasche“ und griechisch oides: „ähnlich“) sind natürlich vorkommende, chemisch heterogene, meist basische, stickstoffhaltige organische Verbindungen des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alkaloid — This article is about the chemical compounds alkaloids. For the pharmaceutical company in the Republic of Macedonia see Alkaloid (company).Alkaloids are naturally occurring chemical compounds containing basic nitrogen atoms.… …   Wikipedia

  • alkaloid — UK [ˈælkəˌlɔɪd] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms alkaloid : singular alkaloid plural alkaloids chemistry a substance found in plants that is used in drugs and poisons. Morphine, nicotine, and strychnine are all alkaloids …   English dictionary

  • alkaloid — al|ka|loid1 [ ælkə,lɔıd ] noun count or uncount SCIENCE a substance found in plants that is used in drugs or as a poison alkaloid al|ka|loid 2 [ ælkə,lɔıd ] adjective AMERICAN TECHNICAL another word for ALKALINE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • alkaloid — alkaloidas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Fiziologiškai aktyvi azoto turinti bazė, randama augaluose. atitikmenys: angl. alkaloid rus. алкалоид …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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