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Meaning of NICOTINE

Pronunciation:  'niku`teen

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco; used in medicine and as an insecticide

NICOTINE is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: alkaloid, baccy, phytotoxin, plant toxin, tobacco, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nic"o*tine\ (? or ?), n. [F. nicotine. See
{Nicotian}.] (Chem.)
An alkaloid which is the active principle of tobacco. It is a
colorless, transparent, oily liquid, having an acrid odor,
and an acrid burning taste. It is intensely poisonous. --Ure.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: An addictive chemical found in tobacco.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A physically addictive, acutely toxic alkaloid that is typically obtained from tobacco leaves. It is used as an insecticide.