berberine
noun Etymology: German Berberin, from New Latin berberis Date: circa 1847 a bitter crystalline yellow alkaloid C20H19NO5 obtained from the roots of various plants (as barberry) and used in medicine especially for its antimicrobial properties

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  • berberine — [bʉr′bər ēn΄, bʉr′bərin΄] n. [< ModL berberina < ML barberis,BARBERRY] a bitter, yellow alkaloid, C20H17NO4·6H2O or C20H19NO5·6H2O, obtained from barberry and other plants: it is used as a dye and as a drug in treating malaria, fever, or… …   English World dictionary

  • Berberine — Chembox new ImageFile=Berberin.svg ImageSize=200px IUPACName= OtherNames= Section1= Chembox Identifiers CASNo=633 66 9 ChemSpiderID = 2263 PubChem=2353 SMILES=COC1=C(C2=C [N+] 3= C(C=C2C=C1)C4= CC5=C(C=C4CC3)OCO5)OC Section2= Chembox Properties… …   Wikipedia

  • berberine — I. ˈbərbəˌrēn, rə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: German berberin, from New Latin Berberis + German in ine : a bitter crystalline yellow alkaloid C20H19NO5 obtained from the roots of the barberry, goldenseal, and other plants and used as a tonic and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • berberine — /berr beuh reen /, n. Pharm. a white or yellow, crystalline, water soluble alkaloid, C20H19NO5, derived from barberry or goldenseal, used as an antipyrotic, antibacterial, and stomachic. [1860 65; < NL Berber(is) (see BERBERIDACEOUS) + INE1] * *… …   Universalium

  • berberine — noun An alkaloid obtained, as a bitter, yellow substance, from the root of the barberry, gold thread, and other plants …   Wiktionary

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