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American English: /ˈælkəˌlɔɪd/
British English: /ˈalkəlɔɪd/

Translation of alkaloid in Spanish:


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    • Other important alkaloids are caffeine, ricinine, and quinine.
    • Morphine is an alkaloid, meaning that it is an organic compound that contains carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen, and forms a water-soluble salt.
    • This material is a complex mixture of about 20 different alkaloids or nitrogen containing organic bases.

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