Definition of drumine in English:

drumine

(also drumin, drummine)

noun

Chemistry
rare, historical
  • A substance extracted from the Australian spurge Euphorbia drummondii and claimed to act as a local anaesthetic.

Origin

Late 19th century. From drum- (in scientific Latin drummondii, specific epithet of the plant from which the substance is extracted) + -ine.

Pronunciation

drumine

/ˈdrʌmiːn/