Definition of pellotine in English:

pellotine

noun

Chemistry
  • An alkaloid, C₁₃H₁₉NO₃, present in the peyote and related cactuses, and formerly used as a hypnotic; 1,2-dimethyl-6,7-dimethoxy-8-hydroxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Pellotin fromMexican Spanish pellote, variant of peyote + German -in.

Pronunciation

pellotine

/ˈpɛlətiːn/