What does the word alkaloid mean?

Usage examples for alkaloid

  1. The alkaloid or active principle of the drug is commonly used – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  2. Potato poisoning has been attributed in some cases to bacterial decomposition of potatoes by proteus bacilli in other cases to a poisonous alkaloid solanin said to be present in excessive amounts in diseased and in sprouting potatoes – Food Poisoning by Edwin Oakes Jordan
  3. If the alkaloid is volatile oily streaks appear on the glass if not volatile crystalline traces will be visible – Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by W. G. Aitchison Robertson

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