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[mes-kuh-leen, -lin] /ˈmɛs kəˌlin, -lɪn/

noun, Pharmacology.
a white, water-soluble, crystalline powder, C 1 1 H 1 7 NO 3 , obtained from buttons, that produces hallucinations.
/ˈmɛskəˌliːn; -lɪn/
a hallucinogenic drug derived from mescal buttons. Formula: C11H17NO3

crystalline alkaloid, 1896, from German mezcalin (1896), so called because it originally was found in the buttons that grow atop the mescal cacti (see mescal). With chemical suffix -ine (2).

mescaline mes·ca·line (měs’kə-lēn’, -lĭn)
An alkaloid drug obtained from buttons of a small cactus (Lophophora williamsii) that has hallucinatory effects.


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