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em·e·tine

 (ĕm′ĭ-tēn′)
n.
A bitter-tasting crystalline alkaloid, C29H40N2O4, derived from ipecac root and used in the treatment of amebiasis and as an emetic.

[French émétine, from émétique, emetic, from Latin emeticus; see emetic.]

emetine

(ˈɛməˌtiːn; -tɪn) or

emetin

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white bitter poisonous alkaloid obtained from ipecacuanha: the hydrochloride is used to treat amoebic infections. Formula: C29H40O4N2
[C19: from French émétine; see emetic, -ine2]
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Happily, the Haji responded to the emetin injection; and from that day on, the queues of patients never ended.
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Economics: the source of coffee (Coffea), emetin (Cephaelis), dyes (Rubia), quinine (Cinchona), and drugs (Cephaelis); many are of horticultural interest (Gardenia and many others); the young shoots of Theligonum are used as a vegetable.