Alkaloid

Definition of Alkaloid

Al´ka`loid   Pronunciation: ăl´kå`loid
a.1.Pertaining to, resembling, or containing, alkali.
2.of or pertaining to alkaloids.
n.1.(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.

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