[nik-uh-tin-ik, -tee-nik] /ˌnɪk əˈtɪn ɪk, -ˈti nɪk/

of, relating to, or containing .
related to or imitating the action of on neurons, especially in blocking the cholinergic receptors of the autonomic ganglia.

1873, from nicotine + -ic.

nicotinic nic·o·tin·ic (nĭk’ə-tĭn’ĭk, -tē’nĭk)


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