Definition of rhoeagenine in English:

rhoeagenine

(also rhoeagenin, rheagenine)

noun

Chemistry
  • An alkaloid present in the corn poppy, Papaver rhoeas, related to rhoeadine.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal Pharmacy. From German Rhoeagenin (O. Hesse 1866, in Ann. der Chem. u. Pharm 140 150; from rhoea- (in Rhoeadin) + -genin (in Saligenin, Sapogenin, etc.)), with remodelling of the ending after -ine.

Pronunciation

rhoeagenine

/rɪˈadʒɪniːn/