[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)
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a crystalline acid, C 6 H 5 NO 2 , that is a component of the vitamin-B complex, found in fresh meat, yeast, etc., produced by the oxidation of nicotine, and used in the prevention and treatment of pellagra. noun 1. a vitamin of the B complex that occurs in milk, liver, […]
[nik-uh-tee-niz-uh m, -ti-, nik-uh-tee-niz-] /ˈnɪk ə tiˌnɪz əm, -tɪ-, ˌnɪk əˈti nɪz-/ noun 1. a pathological condition caused by excessive use of tobacco, and characterized by depression of the central and autonomic nervous systems; poisoning. /ˈnɪkətiːˌnɪzəm/ noun 1. (pathol) a toxic condition of the body or a bodily organ or part caused by nicotine nicotinism […]
[nik-uh-tee-nahyz, nik-uh-tee-nahyz] /ˈnɪk ə tiˌnaɪz, ˌnɪk əˈti naɪz/ verb (used with object), nicotinized, nicotinizing. 1. to drug or impregnate with .
[ni-koi-uh; Spanish nee-kaw-yah] /nɪˈkɔɪ ə; Spanish niˈkɔ yɑ/ noun 1. Gulf of, an arm of the Pacific Ocean on the NW coast of Costa Rica.