Definition of eserine in English:

eserine

noun

Chemistry
  • another term for physostigmine
    • ‘Small amounts of eserine result in inhibition of choline-esterase without manifestation of physiological effects.’
    • ‘The author studied the effects of systemic administration of eserine upon light sensitivity and dark adaptation on 94 subjects.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French ésérine, from Efik esere.

Pronunciation:

eserine

/ˈɛsɛriːn/