• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Emetine (Chem) A white crystalline bitter alkaloid extracted from ipecacuanha root, and regarded as its peculiar emetic principle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n emetine An alkaloid found in ipecacuanha, and forming its active principle. It is white, pulverulent, and bitter, soluble in hot water and alcohol, and in large doses intensely emetic. In smaller doses it acts as an expectorant, and in still smaller quantities as a stimulant to the stomach. Also emetia.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Emetic


In literature:

And right now they're jolting his gums and the pus-sacs with emetine.
"Michael, Brother of Jerry" by Jack London
Monro has observed remarkable results from the hypodermic injection of emetin hydrochloride in 1/2-grain doses.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Emetin, use of, in treating pyorrhea, 85-86.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk