Meaning of ricinine in English:

ricinine

noun

Chemistry
  • A mildly toxic alkaloid present in the castor oil plant, Ricinus communis.

    Systematic name: 3-cyano-4-methoxy-N-methyl-2-pyridone; C₈H₈O₂N₂.

Pronunciation

ricinine

/ˈrʌɪsɪniːn/ /ˈrɪsɪniːn/

Origin

Mid 19th century. From ricinus + -ine.