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English definition of “alkaloid”


noun [C] uk   /ˈæl.kə.lɔɪd/ specialized us  
a type of chemical found in plants that often acts as a drug or poison, or is used in medicines: Morphine and cocaine are powerful alkaloids.Types of chemicalSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the body
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