a white or yellow, crystalline, water-soluble alkaloid, C 20 H 19 NO 5 , derived from barberry or goldenseal, used as an antipyrotic, antibacterial, and stomachic.
Historical Examples

The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines T. H. Pardo de Tavera
Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various
Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete Gilbert Parker

a yellow bitter-tasting alkaloid obtained from barberry and other plants and used medicinally, esp in tonics. Formula: C20H19NO5


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