Definition of passiflorine in US English:

passiflorine

noun

Chemistry
  • A tricyclic indole alkaloid, C₁₂H₁₀N₂, obtained from the passion flower Passiflora incarnata and various other plants, and from cigarette smoke; 1-methyl-9H-pyrido[3,4-b]indole.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From scientific Latin Passiflora, genus name + -ine.

Pronunciation

passiflorine

/ˌpasɪˈflɔːriːn/