One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An alkaloid, C₁₀H₁₄N₂O₂, obtained from the leaves of jaborandi which has a physiological action similar to, but weaker than, that of pilocarpine, which it yields on methylation.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Athenaeum. From pilocarp- + -ide + -ine.
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