gelsemine


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gelsemine

(ˈdʒɛlsəˌmiːn) or

gelseminine

n
(Chemistry) chem a bitter crystalline alkaloid obtained from the yellow jasmine vine (Gelsemium sempervirens)
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Its nectar carries the toxin gelsemine, a substance also found in leaves that botanists suspect keep pests from chewing there.
Some flowers got extra doses of gelsemine, while others got a sugar solution that diluted their natural nectar's gelsemine concentration.
Compared with diluted gelsemine, extra gelsemine cut short insects' visits to a particular flower and reduced the number of flowers visited.