curarine etymology

English word curarine comes from English phyllo- (Leaf, leaves.), English curare

Detailed word origin of curarine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phyllo- English (eng) Leaf, leaves.
curare English (eng) A plant, Strychnos toxifera, formerly used in arrow poisons in South America due to its D-tubocurarine content.. A substance containing the alkaloid D-tubocurarine, used historically as a muscle relaxant during surgery.. Other South American plants with similar toxins that were also used in arrow poisons, mostly in the family Menispermaceae.
curarine English (eng) The alkaloid responsible for the poisonous effects of curare.

Words with the same origin as curarine

Descendants of curare
curariform curarise curarize