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A colorless or yellow poisonous compound, C11H16N2O2, obtained from the leaves of the jaborandi and used to induce sweating, promote salivation, and treat glaucoma.
[New Latin Pīlocarpus, jaborandi genus (Greek pīlos, wool, felt + Greek karpos, fruit; see -carp) + -ine.]
pilocarpine(ˌpaɪləʊˈkɑːpaɪn; -pɪn) or
(Elements & Compounds) an alkaloid extracted from the leaves of the jaborandi tree, formerly used to induce sweating. Formula: C11H16N2O2
[C19: from New Latin Pilocarpus genus name, from Greek pilos hair + karpos fruit]
pi•lo•car•pine(ˌpaɪ ləˈkɑr pin, -pɪn, ˌpɪl ə-)
an oil or crystalline alkaloid, C11H16N2O2, obtained from jaborandi, used chiefly to promote the flow of saliva or contract the pupil of the eye.